Philomena

Opening Date:

November 22, 2013

Cast:

Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Simone Lahbib

Director:

Stephen Frears

Genre:

Drama

Run Time:

1 hr. 34 min.

MPAA Rating:

PG13 for some strong language, thematic elements and sexual reference

Synopsis:

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock - something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of - and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith, a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.