A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman’s search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
“It’s profoundly moving and thoroughly mind provoking, but despite the poignant subject matter, I promise you will not leave Philomena depressed. I’ve seen it twice and felt exhilarated, informed, enriched, absorbed and optimistic both times.” – Rex Reed, New York Observer
“Dench and Coogan’s chemistry is undeniably great. In the end, he manages to give her the answers she seeks and she manages to give him a heart.” – Chris Nashawaty. Entertainment Weekly
“Stephen Frears is in full possession of his filmmaking talent in Philomena, one of his most pulled-together dramas in years.” – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter