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.
When Martin and Philomena arrive in Washington, they are staying at the Washington Hotel, observable by the TV in Martin's room, which shows the big W for the Hotel. The Hotel's most interesting facet is its rooftop bar, which has the best view of ... ...
I don't believe in God, and I think He knows.
When Martin wants to show a photo to Philomena, he zooms on Michael Hess and people around him in a way that the journalists are not visible on the screen. But then Philomena finds Martin among the journalists on the screen.
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)