Philomena PG-13

These two unlikely companions are on a journey to find her long lost son.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: April 15, 2014
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: TWC
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: A conversation with Judi Dench
    • The real Philomena Lee
    • Q&A with Steve Coogan
    • Feature commentary with Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

Total Film - 10/28/2013
4 stars out of 5 -- "Dench, drawing on her own Irish family background, scores another acting tour de force, pitch-perfect in her accent and lacing Philomena's naivety with an innate shrewdness."
Empire - 10/25/2013
5 stars out of 5 -- "A terrific, sophisticated comedy that tackles serious issues with a lightness of touch and a spirit of steel..."
USA Today - 11/20/2013
3 stars out of 4 -- "[C]ompelling, poignant and gently funny."
Wall Street Journal - 11/20/2013
"[T]his drama of a woman searching for the son who was taken from her half a century ago can catch you by surprise. That's a tribute to the story's essence...but also to the eloquently understated performance of Judi Dench in the title role."
Los Angeles Times - 11/21/2013
"[T]he film's overall effectiveness is hard to deny. A good part of the credit for this goes to Dench's performance as Philomena Lee..."
New York Times - 11/22/2013
"Ms. Dench's Philomena Lee glows with the radiance of someone serene in her faith....That she makes you believe her character has the capacity to forgive provides the movie with a solid moral center."
A.V. Club - 11/21/2013
"[A] sober consideration of how ideals relate to institutions -- whether they're religions or political parties -- anchored by two well-rounded, funny lead performances."
Washington Post - 11/29/2013
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Dench delivers one of her most recessive, unprepossessing performances yet....At its core, this clever, wrenching, profound story underscores the tenacity of faith in the face of unfathomable cruelty."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/26/2013
"Coogan cast himself as Sixsmith in PHILOMENA....It lets us see this talented Brit deliver a nicely nuanced dramatic performance, laced with some funny moments."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/29/2013
"Dench and Coogan's chemistry is undeniably great. In the end, he manages to give her the answers she seeks and she manages to give him a heart." -- Grade: A-
Rolling Stone - 11/21/2013
3 stars out of 4 -- "Dench and Coogan lock horns with great humor..."
RogerEbert.com - 11/22/2013
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] multi-faceted affair: part buddy comedy built upon class distinctions, part road trip adventure, and even part intriguing mystery."

Product Description:

The title character of Stephen Frears' PHILOMENA is played by Judi Dench. She is an elderly Irish woman who, as a teenager, gave birth while she was working at a convent. The Catholic Church had the child adopted, and now, decades later, Philomena is introduced to Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), onetime government spokesperson who is now working as a freelance journalist. Martin agrees to help Philomena look for her son, and the trail takes them to the United States, and brings them face-to-face with some long-buried secrets. All the while, the type-A Martin and the ceaselessly charming Philomena learn to trust each other. PHILOMENA screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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  • UPC: 013132616315
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