Philomena (2013) / drama
Directed by Stephen Frears
Written by Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
Based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by journalist Martin Sixsmith
Produced by Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward
Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Barbara Jefford, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Kate Fleetwood, Mare Winningham, Michelle Fairley, Ruth McCabe
Journalist Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) has just lost his job as a labour government adviser. While he tries to finish a book on Russian history, he is approached by Jane (Anna Maxwell Martin), daughter of Philomena Lee (Judi Dench). She suggests that he write a story about her mother, who was forced to give up her baby boy Anthony, fifty years ago while she was staying in convent. Martin and Philomena begin their search and of course, things get interested.
Based on a powerful true bittersweet story and led by brilliant performances from Judi Dench this drama field with humor is a must see 2013 film. Besides great acting, there is also amazing screenplay. Engaging, witty, step by step you learn more and you're curious what's next. The real factor is a big plus too. Story is quite simple though but with a big heart, inspirational and with a great execution. I highly recommend it. 4/5