As a welcome gift, Ranjan treated me to the film Philomena earlier this evening.

Wisewebwoman had written about this film some time ago and I had informed her that I would see the film at the earliest opportunity. Even otherwise, the stories of women sent into slave labour into convents and children taken away from them in Ireland have made their way to our shores as well and seeing this film was a stunning experience.

It is a simple tale told in simple terms with some fantastic acting and direction. The two main characters Philomena and Martin have been portrayed very effectively by Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.

It was nice seeing a British film after a long time!

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16 Responses to Philomena.

  1. Grannymar says:

    What a coincidence. I watched that very film this evening. Well worth viewing.
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  2. Anna says:

    Looks that you see movies quite often. I would like to have my special dinner with friends combined with discussion on films recognised by Oscars. So far I have only one friend who sees films regularly, so I may have problems to get a party together. Sorry you are so far away. I still have a lot to catch up on, but I have seen 12 Years a Slave. Important film in my opinion, I am very glad I saw it. I liked Philomena as well as I admire Judy Dench but the slave film meant more to me.

  3. Big John says:

    Thanks for your opinion on the film, Ramana, but you forgot your usual opinion on the pre-movie meal. … 🙂

  4. wisewebwoman says:

    I am so glad you liked it Ramana, I think I called it a film for grownups as in there was no cloying sentimentality and Hollywood fixes.

    The Meal? Ahem.
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  5. tammyj says:

    anything featuring judi dench is good. at least i think so.
    she and maggie smith always seem to give stellar performances whatever they’re in.
    have read interviews and saw the real philomena on tv. a lovely lady.
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    • Yes, Judy Dench was outstanding in this film and her quips so very Irish / English that Ranjan and I had a grand time rewinding and listening again as we saw it at home via DVD.

  6. Thanks for the recommendation. This one hasn’t come up for me.
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