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Philomena (2013)

PG-13
98 min | Biography, Drama

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
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Steve Coogan (screenplay) | Jeff Pope (screenplay) | Martin Sixsmith (book "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee")
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Budget
$ 12,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 128,435
Gross (USA)
$ 37,707,719
Gross (World)
$ 100,112,825
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Release date
Nov 27, 2013 (United States)

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Judi Dench
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Steve Coogan
Martin Sixsmith Martin Sixsmith   See fewer
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Sophie Kennedy Clark
Young Philomena Young Philomena   See fewer
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Barbara Jefford
Sister Hildegarde Sister Hildegarde   See fewer
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Ruth McCabe
Mother Barbara Mother Barbara   See fewer
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Michael Michael   See fewer
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Kate Sixsmith Kate Sixsmith   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 86,031 votes