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Philomena 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 (Dench), 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 (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

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This Week In Home Entertainment: Ride Along, Secret Life Of Walter Mitty And More This Week In Home Entertainment: Ride Along, Secret Life Of Walter Mitty And More
Comedian and actor Kevin Hart went from bit player to leading man over the last several months, starring in both Ride Along and About Last Night in a relatively short period of time. It’s the former that has made its way onto Blu-ray and DVD this week, telling a sort-of buddy cop story about a mysterious crime boss and cleaning up the streets of Atlanta.

This Week In Home Entertainment: Ride Along, Secret Life Of Walter Mitty And More

Monday Movie Memo: 6 Films That Had A Really Disappointing Oscar Night Monday Movie Memo: 6 Films That Had A Really Disappointing Oscar Night
Zero. That’s how many Oscars, combined, were won by American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, Captain Phillips, Philomena and Nebraska.

Monday Movie Memo: 6 Films That Had A Really Disappointing Oscar Night

For Your Consideration: Can Philomena Move From Crowd-Pleaser To Oscar Contender? For Your Consideration: Can Philomena Move From Crowd-Pleaser To Oscar Contender?
From now until the Friday before the Oscars we'll be running daily pieces about why a film does or does not deserve Best Picture. Sean kicks it off with a discussion about Stephen Frears’ Philomena!

For Your Consideration: Can Philomena Move From Crowd-Pleaser To Oscar Contender?

Oscar Analysis 2014: Breaking Down The Best Picture Race Oscar Analysis 2014: Breaking Down The Best Picture Race
My argument is that the category should have shifted from five nominees to three. That would increase competition. Imagine how tight this year’s Oscar race would be if Academy voters could only choose between Gravity, 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle? Now THAT’s a race!

Oscar Analysis 2014: Breaking Down The Best Picture Race

GLAAD Media Awards Celebrate Blue Is The Warmest Color And Dallas Buyers Club GLAAD Media Awards Celebrate Blue Is The Warmest Color And Dallas Buyers Club
While the Academy Awards is the ceremony sure to earn the most ink over the coming weeks, the GLAAD Media Awards are an honor held more closely to the hearts of some. GLAAD's ceremony shines a spotlight on a part of the artistic community that has been forced into the shadows for too long.

GLAAD Media Awards Celebrate Blue Is The Warmest Color And Dallas Buyers Club

Oscar Analysis 2014: Breaking Down The Best Original Score Race Oscar Analysis 2014: Breaking Down The Best Original Score Race
What’s left is a competitive, dynamic field of nominees that can count sixty seven nominations amongst three people, while still leaving room for two first-time honorees. Could this year be a sonic passing of the torch?

Oscar Analysis 2014: Breaking Down The Best Original Score Race

Oscar Analysis 2014: Breaking Down The Best Adapted Screenplay Race Oscar Analysis 2014: Breaking Down The Best Adapted Screenplay Race
Last year’s Best Adapted Screenplay contenders at the Academy Awards competed in one of the most competitive categories of the night, with movies like Life of Pi, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook going head to head, but by the time it was all over the literal Best Picture had won.

Oscar Analysis 2014: Breaking Down The Best Adapted Screenplay Race

SAG Award Nominations Throw Weight Behind 12 Years A Slave, The Butler SAG Award Nominations Throw Weight Behind 12 Years A Slave, The Butler
SAG isn’t always right. Last year, the group accurately predicted that Ben Affleck’s Argo would have a big night at the Oscars. But the year prior, SAG went with The Help over the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner, The Artist.

SAG Award Nominations Throw Weight Behind 12 Years A Slave, The Butler

The MPAA Proves How Worthless It Is After Losing Latest Battle With The Weinstein Company The MPAA Proves How Worthless It Is After Losing Latest Battle With The Weinstein Company
The MPAA is notoriously ambiguous when it comes to the reasons behind their ratings, but in this instance it appeared that the decision to suggest it only for patrons over 17 (without parental guidance) came down to the two uses of the F-word. Under their current ruling any movie containing more than one use of that word gets an R-rating.

The MPAA Proves How Worthless It Is After Losing Latest Battle With The Weinstein Company

Judi Dench Has A Laugh With Steve Coogan In Philomena Trailer Judi Dench Has A Laugh With Steve Coogan In Philomena Trailer
The trailer and the sunny poster below suggest a story with a wonderfully happy ending, but fair warning the real story was decidedly bittersweet. The real-life Sixsmith wrote a book about this journey called The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and Fifty-Year Search.

Judi Dench Has A Laugh With Steve Coogan In Philomena Trailer

Toronto Video Blog: How I Fell In Love With Can A Song Save Your Life Toronto Video Blog: How I Fell In Love With Can A Song Save Your Life
Every once in a while, at a major film festival like Toronto – where hundreds of titles are shown over the duration of the fest – you take a chance on a movie that you think is going to be in your wheelhouse … and it knocks you on your ass. For me, that movie this year is John Carney’s Can a Song Save Your Life?

Toronto Video Blog: How I Fell In Love With Can A Song Save Your Life

Dame Judi Dench And Steve Coogan To Co-Star In Stephen Frears' Philomena Dame Judi Dench And Steve Coogan To Co-Star In Stephen Frears' Philomena
It would seem that Stephen Frears is in the mood to do nothing but work. While is latest film, Lay The Favorite, hasn't even hit US theaters yet (following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January), he has already completed production on the drama Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, and now it's being reported that he's set up the cast for his next project as well.

Dame Judi Dench And Steve Coogan To Co-Star In Stephen Frears' Philomena

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