Philomena (2013)

Philomena was released on DVD on April 15, 2014
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Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock—something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of—and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into the son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

Reviews & Ratings:

7.6 92% User Reviews (1)


US DVD Release Date April 15, 2014
UK DVD Release Date March 24, 2014
Australia DVD Release Date April 30, 2014

In Theaters:

Complete Movie Details

Run time 98 min
Theater Release Date January 10, 2014
DVD Release Date April 15, 2014
Actors Steve Coogan, Judi Dench, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Charlie Murphy, Simone Lahbib, Neve Gachev, Xavier Atkins, Charles Edwards
Director Stephen Frears
Writer(s) ,
Studio BBC Films
MPAA PG-13 (Rated PG-13 on appeal for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual references)
Gross $37,707,719
Genre(s) Drama
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1 Visitor Review for Philomena

  1. john says:

    This is very incorrectly categorized as comedy. This is about a very traumatic and disgraceful period in Ireland’s past which does have humour added in but that’s all.

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