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Philomena [2013 film] by Stephen Frears

Philomena [2013 film]

by Stephen Frears (Director), Steve Coogan (Screenwriter/Cast), Jeff Pope (Screenwriter)

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A cynical journalist helps a woman find her long lost son.

Not at all bad for what it is. Harmlessly pleasant, with a great performance to make it worthwhile.

Concept: D
Story: C
Characters: B
Dialog: A
Pacing: C
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: C
Acting: A
Music: C

Enjoyment: B

GPA: 2.5/4 ( )
  comfypants | Nov 9, 2015 |
I like to have an e-audio book on my iPad to listen to on the bus to and from work. Since I also tend to have a book by my bedside and another to read when I'm out and about waiting in queues etc. I try to have different types of books so that there is no chance of muddling what is happening in each. So I may have a Crime Thriller, and children's book and a non-fiction for example.
I've always liked biographies and autobiographies, and since there is a fair choice of these available for download, I've tended to pick them for my listening.
A lot of customers at the library, including book groups, have been asking for both the book and the dvd of Philomena, so I thought I'd check it out.
It wasn't quite what I'd expected from the movie trailers, but it was still a gripping, moving and well told story. I'm glad I read it. ( )
  Helen_Earl | Aug 6, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Frears, StephenDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coogan, SteveScreenwriter/Castmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Pope, JeffScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Clark, Sophie Kennedysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dench, Judisecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Desplat, Alexandresecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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In 1952, a young Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea in Ireland, after giving birth to her first child. When her son became a toddler, the nuns sent him to America for adoption. Philomena then spent the next fifty years seeking for him in vain.… (more)

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