Philomena (2013)

Brief thoughts and no spoilers.

Go and See Philomena while it is still on the big screen. Make a note of it if you are not in the UK.  At long last Judy Dench, in a role that uses her full acting potential, enthralls us. So does Steve Coogan. A rich and nuanced dialogue takes us through tragic and comic moods. The developing friendly relationship between an old woman and a middle age man who have different points of view, and the shocking story told with respect and sensitivity make for an exceptional film.

About rinaross

Born in 1935. MA in Film and Television Studies at the University of Westminster 1998. Studying the representation of older women in film since then.
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1 Response to Philomena (2013)

  1. Elizabeth O'Dell says:

    Of course I will see this, both for the topic and for the actors (and from my social work background). I’m scheduled to see it Thursday with a friend whose working life has included
    many years with Dr. Barnardo’s, so I suspect that we will have a lot to discuss. Thanks for
    your attention to this opportunity. Will return with comments to add to this.

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