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Nov 27, 2013

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Stephen Frears


Judi Dench
Mare Winningham
Michelle Fairley
Steve Coogan


2013 The Weinstein Company

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Still shot from the movie: Philomena.

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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).

Content Details

Why Is Philomena Rated PG-13?

Philomena is rated PG-13 On Appeal (The MPAA originally rated Philomena R for some language.)

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Philomena...

Violence: Verbal arguments and confrontations are heard. A teen girl is in desperate pain while delivering a breach child (no graphic details are shown).

Sexual Content: A teen girl and boy are seen together, they begin to kiss and it is implied that they have sex. A woman frankly and briefly discusses how she enjoyed a sexual experience and includes a term of female anatomy. A gay relationship is discussed. Two men exchange kisses.

Language: Two sexual expletives, a slang term and a clinical term for female anatomy are used. About four other mild and moderate profanities are heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Frequent drinking occurs in pubs and other social settings.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Coarse and Sexual Language.
AB PG Language May Offend.
MB 14A
ON PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Philomena...

Home Video Notes: Philomena

Release Date: 15 April 2014

Philomena releases to home video (Blu-ray/UltraViolet) with the following extras:

- Feature Commentary with Steve Coogan and Screenwriter Jeff Pope

- A Conversation with Judi Dench

- The Real Philomena Lee

- Q&A with Steve Coogan

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