Sunday, June 14, 2015

Philomena



2013 British/American/French Feature

Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Michelle Fairley, Barbara Jefford, Anna Maxwell Martin, Mare Winningham, Ruth McCabe, Peter Hermann and Sophie Kennedy Clark
Director: Stephen Frears
Writers: Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith

Synopsis:
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.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 92% / Audience: 89%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 76% / Audience: 7.9%
  • OMG rating: 7/10
  • Movie Dearest rating: C+

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, Actress (Dench), Adapted Screenplay and Original Score.
  • BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay; also nominated for Best Film, Actress (Dench) and British Film.
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for Best Actress (Dench) and Adapted Screenplay.
  • David di Donatello Award for Best European Film.
  • Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Dorian Award nominations for LGBT Film of the Year and Film Performance of the Year - Actress (Dench).
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Actress - Drama (Dench) and Screenplay.
  • London Critics Circle Film Award for British Actress of the Year (Dench).
  • Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Dench).
  • Venice Film Festival Brian Award, Golden Mouse Award, Interfilm Award, Leoncino d'Oro Agiscuola Award, Nazareno Taddei Award, Queer Lion Award, SIGNIS Award, Vittorio Veneto Film Festival Award and Best Screenplay.
  • World Soundtrack Award for Film Composer of the Year (Alexandre Desplat).

Notes/Trivia:
  • The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search by Martin Sixsmith (played by Steve Coogan in the film, who also co-wrote the screenplay) was originally published in 2009.

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