Philomena

philomena

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From the book, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith

Philomena is an Irishwoman who got pregnant in her late teens, was farmed out to the nuns to have the baby, and had no say in its adoption. In later life, she wants to find the child and is helped by a journalist who is writing a book about her life and search.

This was a good pick. The Movie Group was meeting at our house, and this was the month’s pick; I had wanted to see it in the theaters but missed it. We chez Otter really like Steve Coogan, and of course Judy Dench (Philomena) was amazing.

The story was pretty straightforward, but there were some surprised. Finding out at the end that it was  a true story was also an eye-opener, the events seemed almost too unlikely to be real.

Enjoyable, funny, sad, heartwarming. A good movie.

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