Philomena

These two unlikely companions are on a journey to find her long lost son.


Philomena
Many years ago, a teenage girl got pregnant, and due to social pressures, moved into a convent to give birth out of the public eye. Three years later, the convent sold her son to a family in America, and she agreed to never try to contact the boy. She went on with her life, and got a new family, all the while secretly searching for her son. In later life, she met a journalist who agreed to help her track down her son, unaware that he was also searching for her, with some surprises of his own.

98 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language).
Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham, Barbara Jefford, Ruth McCabe
Director
Stephen Frears
ScreenplaySteve Coogan, Jeff Pope, from the book by Martin Sixsmith
MusicAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyRobbie Ryan
EditingValerio Bonelli
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byThe Weinstein Company, Yucaipa Films, Pathé, BBC Films, BFI, Canal+, Ciné+, Baby Cow Productions, Magnolia Mae Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequent with moderate impact
NudityNone
SexExpressed in conversation, mild impact
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyInfrequent, mild impact
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThemes are complex and mature and will be disturbing and distressing to children under the age of 13 years.
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
2
Sex
2
Language
3
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Lara de Matos quote iconLove, loss and political bite.
10
Metacritic.com
41 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
170 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconBased on a powerful true story and led by note-perfect performances from Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, Philomena offers a profoundly affecting drama for adult filmgoers of all ages.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
15

What the People say

Internet
27099 Netizens quote iconBang-on, superb work from all involved
15

Average .. 74%

15

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