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When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) was sent to the convent to be looked after as a fallen woman. She cared for her baby for three years until the Church took him from her and sold him, like countless others, to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising never to attempt to see her child again, she nonetheless spent the next fifty years secretly searching for him, unaware that he was searching for her from across the Atlantic.
great picture, to see how it was for women back then, how people made decision for someone without thinking of what it would do to the people involved long term. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Ann Gaver
Wonderful movie. Disheartening to think the Religion was tainted so long ago.Published 7 days ago by Grammio
I nearly fell asleep 2/3rds of the way through the movie before being slapped by the conclusion. I originally saw Philomena in a theatre and bought the DVD in order to more fully... Read morePublished 9 days ago by PBMc
Loved it! Great story, great drama and personal stories, loved the humor.Published 9 days ago by Karen M. Jackson