Saturday, December 26, 2015

Movies for Readers: Philomena

My weekly "Movies for Readers" offering this time around is a little different in that it was released two years ago and is fairly available right now from sources like Showtime on Demand and Amazon's Prime Video.  

The movie is based upon Michael Sixsmith's 2009 book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, the true story of what happened to an Irish teenager and her baby when the girl became pregnant out of wedlock.  It is a tragic story that still manages to have somewhat of an uplifting ending, and it is beautifully acted by Judi Dench (who plays the woman fifty years after her pregnancy) and Steve Coogan (who plays Michael Sixsmith).  

Below are pictures of the actors, the people they portray, and the book upon which the movie is based.

Michael Sixsmith and Philomena Lee

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan

Philomena's child and his sister

Movies for Readers No. 10

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