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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). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 98
Theater Release: 27 Nov 2013
Video Release: 15 Apr 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Philomena is rated PG-13: On Appeal (The MPAA originally rated Philomena R for some language.)

Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Judi Dench, Mare Winningham, Michelle Fairley, Steve Coogan
Studio: 2013 The Weinstein Company
Website: Official site for Philomena.

Detailed Review

Some secrets are hard to keep, especially when they are eating at your heart. So, after fifty years of silence, Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) finally confesses to her adult daughter… 
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Why Is Philomena Rated PG-13?

Violence: Verbal arguments and confrontations are heard. A teen girl is in desperate pain while… 
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What subtle parallels are drawn between Martin Sixsmith’s disgraced career and Philomena’s shame for being… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

Other movies have depicted the longing of parents for their lost children (Les Miserables,… 
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