Nov 14, 2013 5:33 AM GMT
Just saw Philomena at a preview. To be released November 27. Judi Dench plays a simple-minded woman who decides to search for her son who was taken from her decades earlier by Irish nuns. She enlists the help of an unemployed journalist, and many discoveries are made along the way. Based on a true story (yes, those evil catholic laundries did exist in Ireland.) No chase scenes, violence, or special effects - just old-fashioned story telling. Great acting all around, and of especial gay interest. Not a big budget film, so it probably won't be around long. Don't miss it.