First screened in November 2013
Director: Stephen Frears. Cast: Steve Coogan, Judi Dench, Anna Maxwell Martin, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Barbara Jefford, Sean Mahon, Ruth McCabe, Amy McAllister, Wunmi Mosaku, Michelle Fairley, Peter Hermann, Mare Winningham, Charlie Murphy, Kate Fleetwood, Tadhg Bowen, Saoirse Bowen. Screenplay: Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope (based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith).
Twitter Capsule: Pro or con to keep mixing tones and to avoid overstating analogies at the cost of vague, fitful storytelling? Your call.

Photo © 2013 The Weinstein Company/BBC Films
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actress: Judi Dench
Best Adapted Screenplay: Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Actress (Drama): Judi Dench
Best Screenplay: Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope

Other Awards:
Venice Film Festival: Best Screenplay; SIGNIS Award; InterFilm Award; Queer Lion

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