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 ... ...
Now why would someone who cared so little about where he came from, wear something so Irish?
Philomena: Well... perhaps he played the harp. He *was* gay.
Martin Sixsmith: He didn't play the harp.
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)
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