Philomena

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"These two unlikely companions are on a journey to find her long lost son."
  • PG-13
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 7.6  (96,712)
  • 77

Martin is a journalist and former government aide who takes on a human interest story of Philomena and her son, a baby put up for adoption. Philomena states that "Anthony" was born in a convent. There, despite signing away parental claims, she cared for him, until he was adopted. Philomena's best friend also bore a child, Mary, who became best friends with Anthony. When a couple visited to adopt Mary, they adopt both children instead. Martin and Philomena start searching at the convent, where the nuns claim that any records burnt up five years ago. Frustrated, Martin heads to a pub where he overhears that the convent may have sold children off. Martin decides to change focus, and research any American ties to Anthony. Martin relays his findings to Philomena, who wants to meet those who knew Anthony. Martin realizes that he'd actually met Anthony while working at the BBC, but tracks down Mary. Mary shares some of Anthony's history, including his most dedicated relationship.

Philomena
Breakfast Restaurant
Breakfast Restaurant

Clip - 1 min 20 sec

Hotel Room
Hotel Room

Clip - 1 min 11 sec

Big Momma's House
Big Momma's House

Clip - 26 sec

Not To Use My Real Name
Not To Use My Real Name

Clip - 25 sec

Judi Dench On The Story (US)
Judi Dench On The Story (US)

Behind the Scenes - 1 min 54 sec

Be Nice To People On Your Way Up
Be Nice To People On Your Way Up

Clip - 42 sec

Description
Martin is a journalist and former government aide who takes on a human interest story of Philomena and her son, a baby put up for adoption. Philomena states that "Anthony" was born in a convent. There, despite signing away parental claims, she cared for him, until he was adopted. Philomena's best friend also bore a child, Mary, who became best friends with Anthony. When a couple visited to adopt Mary, they adopt both children instead.

Martin and Philomena start searching at the convent, where the nuns claim that any records burnt up five years ago. Frustrated, Martin heads to a pub where he overhears that the convent may have sold children off. Martin decides to change focus, and research any American ties to Anthony.

Martin relays his findings to Philomena, who wants to meet those who knew Anthony. Martin realizes that he'd actually met Anthony while working at the BBC, but tracks down Mary. Mary shares some of Anthony's history, including his most dedicated relationship.

Philomena is a 2013 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6 and a MetaScore of 77.

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  • Release Date
    2013
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 35 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (96,712)
  • Metascore
    77