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Friday, January 30, 2015

#Movie Mom ~ Philomena #MFRWorg #RLFblog #adoption

Movie Mom 


Philomena, a 2013 drama, directed by Stephen Frears, is based on the book 
The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. 
The movie tells the true story of  Ms. Lee's 50-year-long search for her forcibly 
adopted son, and journalist Martin Sixsmith's help in finding him. 

My thoughts: I wanted to see this movie when it came out, but sometimes, indie films aren't at the theater very long and didn't get to. I liked this movie a lot. 

The subject matter--forcibly adoption--is so hard to comprehend nowadays, and the nuns's starchy attitude about pregnant young women is heartbreaking. We can only imagine what Ms. Lee (and all the young women) went through. To continue lying to her as an older woman is unfathomable. The relationship between the two main characters is fun to watch. 

Ms. Dench is always good in everything she does. Mr. Coogan's performance is very likable and I hope he does more of this kind of work.  The film moved well and is heart-wrenching, yet joyous in many places.

FMI: Wikipedia

3 comments:

Angela Adams said...

I just saw this movie! I picked up the DVD at the library last week!! It was a good one!!!

Louise Lyndon said...

Oooh, this sounds good. I'm going to search for it.

vicki batman said...

Hi, Angela! I thought so too. I had to miss the last two lines in the exchange with the nun because #1 son popped in. I'll catch them one day.

Hi, Louise! Oh, my, the desperation of the young girls is really captured and the nuns are so icy. Good story.

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