Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

January 24, 2014

Movie preview: “Philomena”


Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements, some strong language and sexual references

Running time: 1 hr 35 min

Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Ruth McCabe, Barbara Jefford, Mare Winningham

Plot: When a teenage mother gives birth to a boy conceived out of wedlock, her church and Irish-Catholic community force her to give the child up for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she is forced to sign a contract that won’t allow for any sort of inquiry into the son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, the now-elderly woman meets a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.