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 are driving, she asks to stop at a Catholic Church for confession. The name of the church is St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
And after I had the sex, I thought anything that feels so lovely must be wrong.
Martin Sixsmith: Fucking Catholics.
The BMW hire car in Ireland has Republic of Ireland registration plates and a Northern Ireland tax disc.
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)