At The Movies – Philomena

2014 At the movies November 2014 Suzanne A. Marshall

By Suzanne A. Marshall from the November 2014 Edition

Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan
Director: Stephen Frears

“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.”

This is a movie released in 2013 and can now be seen as a ‘Pay Per View’ or via the Apple Network if you use an Apple Ipad/PC. It is a true story and deftly acted by Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. The movie relies on the subtle personalities of its characters and does so in a very effective and close-up manner.

I thoroughly enjoyed this picture and found myself somewhat saddened by the ‘old’ ways of convents and the control they had upon so many young lives. Perhaps the ‘boomer’ generation may relate most closely. Though a sad story, it manages to form acceptable conclusions in a very poignant way. It is really worth viewing.

IMDB rated this movie as 7.7/10 based on 52,000 votes

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Suzanne A. Marshall

Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.

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