Philomena

Philomena
Philomena

Year

2013

Duration

98 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English

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In the 1950s, young desperate mother Philomena was shut up in an Irish convent when nuns sold her three year-old child for adoption in the US. Throughout her life, she dreamed of being reunited with her son, but could not trace him. Enter Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter played by Steve Coogan, who decides against his better judgment to use his contacts and journalistic nose to help Philomena in her search. Based on a true story, the film — with moving emotion but many comic moments — exposes the bigotry and hypocrisy of past generations, while showing the challenges faced by pregnant teenage women lacking adequate support.

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Contains infrequent strong language and moderate sex references.

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