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.
Just as Philomena and Martin enter Peter Olsson's home, the camera cuts to a close-up of photo of Michael/Tony. A decorative turquoise oval metal object with Hebrew written around its circumference is to the right of the photo. This is a container for a citron, used ceremonially on the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles.
I'm sorry, Martin, should we pretend we don't know each other?
Martin Sixsmith: No no no, it's just someone I used to work with. A spin doctor. I'm trying to avoid them.
Philomena: Is that first class in there?
Martin Sixsmith: It's just a perk of the job.
Philomena: Just because you're in first class ...
When Coogan's character is holding the photo of Philomena's boy, and they show a close-up of the photo, it is the same close-up with Philomena's thumb in it, that we saw earlier, not a man's thumb.
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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