Infrequent use of strong language and moderate sex references. Theme of family separation that some might find upsetting.

About this Film

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  • Genre
  • Cast members
    Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Neve Gachev
  • Running time
    98 minutes
  • Directed by
    Stephen Frears
  • Language


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Reviewer: pmhDate: 2014-02-11

Excellent story line and the fact it was true too meant a lot to me. It was played very well by the actors and I'm so glad it was on the senior scree today as I had originally missed it due to being on holiday when released at first.


Reviewer: PanspeopleDate: 2013-11-27

This film was very well acted and I was surprised about Coogan too. I saw this film in remembrance of my late Mum as she died a year ago, she would have loved this film and laughed a lot.


Reviewer: kitty 23Date: 2013-11-20

Once again Judy Dench takes a great part and I never thought Steve Coogan could act but I was very pleasantly surprised thank god religion doesn't rule lives like it did then a really moving story that happened to many a poor girl in the past


Reviewer: SandraMDate: 2013-11-16

A really lovely film - enjoyed it immensely. One tiny comment: Philomena gave birth in her mid-teens and her child was 50 when she started the quest. That'd make her mid-60s. Isn't Judi Dench rather older than that? (Didn't spoil the film though).

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