Indie Trailer Sunday: Judi Dench in Stephen Frears' 'Philomena' Trailer

September 29, 2013
Source: Yahoo

Philomena Trailer

"I'd like to know if Anthony ever thought of me… I've thought of him every day." Today's trailer is for an emotional drama from British filmmaker Stephen Frears that is getting rave reviews saying this is his best work since The Queen. Titled Philomena, the film stars 78-year-old Oscar winning actress Judi Dench as Philomena Lee, a woman searching for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. In addition, Steve Coogan stars as a "world-weary political journalist" assigned to her story who joins in the search. This looks like a very powerful and moving drama.

Watch the first official US trailer for Stephen Frears' Philomena, originally from Yahoo:

Philomena Lee (Judi Dench) was sent away to a convent to be looked after as a "fallen woman". Taken from her at the age of 3, her son was "sold" in America. Forced to vow she would never seek him, Philomena fought her vow and spent the next 50 years searching for her lost son. With the help of journalist, Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), Philomena travels to America to find her lost son. Philomena is directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen) and written by Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, based on Martin Sixsmith's book The Lost Child of Philomena. This premiered at the Venice & Toronto Film Festivals and will also play Mill Valley & Hamptons. TWC releases Philomena limited on November 22nd, expanding November 27th.

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Judy Dench is one of the best performers in the world, but this is not the kind of movie that would get me to the theater. Looks good for a rental. She seems to be doing well, though she suffers from macular degeneration and has to have somebody read scripts to her. All the best.

Cal J. on Sep 29, 2013


Steve Coogan is like the John C. Reilly of the UK.

DAVIDPD on Sep 29, 2013

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