PG-13 | | Biography, Drama
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
Decades later, partly due to the original book, it became apparent just how common stories like Philomena's were in Ireland before, during, and after the 1950s. Revelations about widespread forced adoptions, and abuse of children by the Roman ... ...
I'm sorry, Martin, should we pretend we don't know each other?
Martin Sixsmith: No no no, it's just someone I used to work with. A spin doctor. I'm trying to avoid them.
Philomena: Is that first class in there?
Martin Sixsmith: It's just a perk of the job.
Philomena: Just because you're in first class ...
When Martin enters the car at the monastery he has a messenger bag on his shoulder, but inside the car the bag isn't there.
Real footage of Anthony/Michael is shown at the ending credits
£1,509,726 (UK) (3 November 2013)
$37,707,719 (USA) (16 May 2014)
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