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Synopsis

Philomena (Judi Dench) has a secret: When she was a teen she gave birth to a baby, who was taken away from her. Five decades later she has an opportunity to search for the boy, with the help of a former journalist (Steve Coogan).

MPAA Rating PG-13 On Appeal (The MPAA originally rated Philomena R for some language.)
Theatrical Release November 27, 2013
Director Stephen Frears
Cast Judi Dench, Mare Winningham, Michelle Fairley, Steve Coogan
Run Time 98
2013 The Weinstein Company Official Movie Website

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