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Philomena [Blu-ray] [2013]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (70 out of 72)

    Special Features


    • A conversation with Judi Dench
    • The real Philomena Lee
    • Q&A with Steve Coogan
    • Feature commentary with Steve Coogan and screenwriter Jeff Pope

    Synopsis


    Philomena
    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

    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



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 72 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Philomena

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      Hoppy
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      This is a really good movie and sheds some light on the plight of '50's era young Irish women that spent years in servitude to the "church" as an consequence of being an unwed mother.. This is based on the true story of one such woman who then got an opportunity to search for her son in her later years. This is a compelling story and makes a good addition to a good film library. The screenplay and acting are top notch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Philomena robbed at the 2014 Oscars !

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      95693WIlton
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      Saw every contender for the 2014 Oscars and Philomena was denied the honor(s) that should have been awarded. Truly a story that was put to film and executed in the most unique way; it pulls you in, keeps you there, and rips your heart out..... just like FILM / movies used to do when film was art and not an attempt to obscenely exaggerate and corrupt itself in CGI or action or shock value for the 18 year old audience.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Touching drama for men and their mothers.

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      Calmly
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      Realistic journey of life. Judi Dench's character moves on from the tragedy of her past only to realize how it has shaped her life to that current point. Determined to seek out the truth, she acquires the assistance of a bright and cynical author.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Impossible, Except it is True

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      electraglide1200
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      Judy Dench is a great actress and does an extremely believable portrayal in this movie. The banter between her and Steve Coogan is outstanding, realistic, and humorous a times. This true story is heart wrenching, and the movie is a "must-see."

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Watch it or Die

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      Ithebuyer
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      Extremely powerful masterpiece centered on Judi Dench's acting genius. Incredible true story revolving around religion, family, love, sexuality and life itself. The journey will come full circle... And will leave you speechless...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Well acted

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      MissyRuthS
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      Although I did enjoy the movie, I was slightly disappointed in it. I'm not sure why, though. The actors were fabulous, the story was funny & sad and very timely...but for some reason I was just left very unsatisfied by the whole.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie

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      Vinny
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      This movie suprised me. My family wanted to see this and I wasn't as enthused about watching, but it did pull me in. It was well acted and an interesting story. Judi Dench was fabulous as always as was Steve Coogan.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Judi Dench at her best.

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      Bill
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      Dench gives a performance of a simple person that doesn't make fun and, in many ways, how she may know than given credit. Coogan gives definitely the best performance of his career. Great story, great film.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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