PG-13 | | Biography, Comedy, 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.
Several 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 and unmarried mothers by the Roman Catholic Church and other religious organizations, have given this movie a much darker undercurrent than originally intended.
The Lord Jesus Christ will be my judge - not the likes of you.
Martin Sixsmith: Really? Because I think if Jesus was here right now he'd tip you out of that fucking wheelchair - and you wouldn't get up and walk.
Anthony/Michael was born on July 5, with the movie based on Philomena's search for him on starting on his 50th birthday. The scenes on both sides of the Atlantic, however, show autumn colors.
Real footage of Anthony/Michael is shown at the ending credits
$128,435 24 November 2013