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Philomena/Quartet [2 Discs] [DVD]

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The title character of Stephen Frears' Philomena is played by Judi Dench. She is an elderly Irish woman who, as a teenager, gave birth while she was working at a convent. The Catholic Church had the child adopted, and now, decades later, Philomena is introduced to Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), onetime government spokesperson who is now working as a freelance journalist. Martin agrees to help Philomena look for her son, and the trail takes them to the United States, and brings them face-to-face with some long-buried secrets. All the while, the type-A Martin and the ceaselessly charming Philomena learn to trust each other. Philomena screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

An opera company filled with retired performers reunite once a year to stage a fund-raiser for their theater in Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut. Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, and Billy Connolly star. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Judi Dench
    Judi Dench - Philomena Lee
  • Steve Coogan
    Steve Coogan - Martin Sixsmith
  • Sophie Kennedy Clark
    Sophie Kennedy Clark - Young Philomena
  • Anna Maxwell Martin
    Anna Maxwell Martin - Jane Anna
  • Ruth McCabe
    Ruth McCabe - Mother Barbara
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