Philomena Synopsis
An Irish journalist helps a woman search for her son, who was taken from her and sold into adoption.
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Just go while it's in the theater

By eeeb1031
Grown up movies written with intelligence, humor and depth don't come along very often. I think Judy Dench is at her best here, which is saying a lot considering her impressive career. Steve Coogan...

Judi Dench is perfection!

By MrsMish
And Coogan is the perfect "straight man." Saw this at the Toronto Film Festival in September, and it was my favorite of the 9 films I saw. Hard to believe the same actress who plays the steely-eyed...

What you should know

By wflamenbaum
A delightfully well balanced and intriguing review of a real set of events. Balanced performances beautifully directed. At the same time both uplifting and reality-checking. Not one moment of...

Beautifully crafted

By SactoMan
My partner and I really enjoyed Philomena. We both are fans of Judy Dench, who is exquisite as Philomena. Cinematography, script, sound, music are expertly crafted. We highly recommend this movie....

EVERY EMOTION IS BROUGHT FORTH IN THIS MOVIE

By reneeh738
I laughed, cried and felt fear in my heart with the balcony scene. I also felt pity and shame that our society could treat young girls this way. Judi Dench is perhaps the most fulfilling actress of...

WORTH SEEING!!!!

By LGochberg
The film is a charming piece starring Judy Dench. Go, if to only see Ms. Dench play a role totally untypical of her usual characters. Many will take offense at the film because of the role the...

Philomena

By franmichalski
Love it - laughed, felt her pain . Great cast Steve Coogan was perfect for this role. Dame Judi Dench is perfectin in each and every role she accepts! Thoroghly enjoyed it BRAVO!!!...

A Wonderful True Life Story

By marty873
Judi Dench is amazing, as always. The story had me on the verge of tears from the first five minutes through to the end. Don't miss it!!!!...

Philomena

By MoviesKathy
Loved the story, though sad, it was told in a way that brought humor to the forefront to break the sadness of the story. Loved the acting and actors....

not sappy- sensational.

By etwichell
Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, give terrific performances in this movie based on a true story of an elderly woman finally admitting to having given up a child for adoption 50 years before. Steve Coogan...

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Rated PG-13 | For Thematic Elements, Some Strong Language and Sexual References
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Smart, wrenching, deeply moving drama fine for older teens.
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