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Philomena DVD


Judi Dench and Steve Coogan play unlikely friends in PHILOMENA, the moving, funny and at times shocking true story of one woman's search for a lost son.

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Steve Coogan and Judi Dench star in this Academy Award-nominated drama about a mother's search for the child she was forced to give up years before. Director Stephen Frears' drama, based on former BBC political correspondent Martin Sixsmith's book 'The Lost Child of Philomena Lee', follows Sixsmith (Coogan) as he sets out to help Lee (Dench) in her search for the illegitimate son who was taken from her by the Catholic Church when she fell pregnant in 1952. As the trail eventually leads them to the United States and her son's remarkable story, the pair find that, despite their age difference, they begin to form a deep, enduring bond. The film was nominated for Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actress (Dench), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score and won the BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952 Philomena (Judi Dench) was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a "fallen woman" When her baby was only a toddler he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him but with no success Then she met Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story Together they set off to America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena&39;s son but also create an unexpectedly close bond between Philomena and Martin The film is a compelling narrative of human love and loss that ultimately celebrates life showing that there is laughter even in the darkest places Age Rating 12

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