Academy Award®-Winner Judi Dench stars as Philomena, a woman who alongside a grumpy reporter (Steve Coogan) journeys to America to find the child she put up for adoption so many years ago.
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Smart, wrenching, deeply moving drama fine for older teens.
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Fresh: A subtly told tale of tragedy and redemption, with much of the sentimental payoff you're expecting but several intriguing plot twists along the way.
- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Friday, November 22, 2013
Fresh: At its core, this clever, wrenching, profound story underscores the tenacity of faith in the face of unfathomable cruelty.
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Fresh: Director Stephen Frears manages to successfully walk the tricky line between comedy and dark drama. It keeps the audience off-kilter a bit, but in a good way; we shouldn't always need to know what's coming next, in terms of tone or plot.
- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Tuesday, November 26, 2013