Philomena

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  1. raigraphixs

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    1 November 2013 (UK)

    A woman searches for her adult son, who taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.

    Steve Coogan, Judi Dench



    Directed by Stephen Frears

    Written by Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope

    Based on the book "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee" by Martin Sixsmith


    Philomena - Official Trailer (Judi Dench,...
     
  2. Steve Kelly

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    Surprised to see only a single thread with 1 post on this film!
    Watched this last night and thought it excellent. Coogan and Dench both great performances.
    And a true story to boot, with the facts of the story showing the (very) ugly side of religion!
    Highly recommended.
     
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    I guess its the nature of the subject matter but by all accounts as you say the performances & chemistry of the two leads is supposed to be very good indeed, am sure I will give it a watch when in the mood.
     
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    I saw this at the cinema on it's release. Good film and very British in it's understatement. I could imagine the Americans making this film with a heap of sentimentality sugared over it. Yes it does show the Irish convent system of 50 years ago in an extremely bad light, but if what happened in this film was the norm then they should hang their heads in shame.
     
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    I enjoyed it. Dench and Coogan are both very good in it, and it does have an understated and naturalistic feel to it. I don't think I'd get it on Blu-ray, but it's definitely worth a watch for those who haven't seen it.
     
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    I thought the chemistry between the lead 2 was great.

    Coogan was very good. Dench was brilliant. Worthy of her oscar nomination.

    Enjoyed it very much. 8/10
     

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