The Weinstien Company has released two clips from Philomena, ahead of its limited release on November 22 and nationwide expansion November 27. Steve Coogan stars as BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith, who helps a woman (Judi Dench) find out what happened to her long-lost son, who was given away for adoption in America when she was very young. Take a look at these scenes from director Stephen Frears' true story adaptation, where Philomena reveals she doesn't want to use her real name, and another where she openly discusses her son's homosexual lifestyle.
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.