Philomena (2013)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Comedy, Drama


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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.


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2 November 2013 | PipAndSqueak
8
| Spot on
Fabulous piece of work by all concerned. We get to see all sides of a single story without excessive back flips, cartwheels and other cinematic tricks. Coogan has got the measure of this story and pulls off a truly convincing performance as Sixsmith whilst Dench almost manages to do an entire film with a dialect....occasionally lapses but you may not notice. This is a real tear-jerker at points, thought provoking at many junctures and full of ironic humour. That's quite a feat and the more enjoyable for being so. I presume the timescale is roughly ten years ago so attempts at getting tech right for the period is still possible - amazing that so recent history can seem like centuries ago when we see old technology in use. I can see this film being a 'classic' long before it reaches any real age. Its the 21st century version of a 19th century Dickens tale, that it is.

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Release Date:

27 November 2013

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, USA, France

Filming Locations

London, England, UK

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$128,435 24 November 2013

Gross USA:

$37,709,979

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,129,872

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