Judi Dench stars as a woman trying to find her long-lost son. Steve Coogan co-stars in this drama, debuting in theaters Novmeber 22nd.
Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, Philomena focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock — something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of — and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.
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This true story adaptation centers on a woman trying to find the son she gave up for adoption. The drama opens in limited release on November 22nd.
By Brian Gallagher | 2 years ago