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Philomena - 2/11/2013 6:04:09 AM   
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Re: Philomena - 2/11/2013 6:04:09 AM   
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It's the old review cliche, "you'll laugh, you'll cry," but here's it's true. Without giving away too much, this is not a happy story. It is however nicely told, and the friendship that develops between Martin and Philomena brings plenty of chuckles.

Definitely worth going out of your way to see, this will be a favourite when the Bafta's are upon us.

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Philomena based on Deadly Endings Novel by Raymond Russell - 3/11/2013 11:23:02 AM   
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Philomena is like Deadly Endings the best selling novel, both look at the Catholic Church stealing babies. Deadly Endings by Raymond Russell has just been released in paperback and shows the pain and heartbreak of a young Spanish woman, whose baby was stolen by Catholic nuns in Madrid. Unlike The film Philomena, Deadly Endings has an in depth view of the way women have been generally overpowered by society. Definitely a five star heart-breaking story.

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RE: Re: Philomena - 3/11/2013 2:01:50 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Hood_Man

It's the old review cliche, "you'll laugh, you'll cry," but here's it's true. Without giving away too much, this is not a happy story. It is however nicely told, and the friendship that develops between Martin and Philomena brings plenty of chuckles.

Definitely worth going out of your way to see, this will be a favourite when the Bafta's are upon us.


That kinda does though...

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RE: Philomena - 7/11/2013 8:11:02 AM   
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Saw this last night with my Mum who it is safe to say on the face of it is very much  the target market for this kind of thing. I have to say though the film was fantastic. It had so much to say about religion and cynicism and hope. I think sneakily this choice of story by Coogan was another dig at the press. His way of saying "look journalists this is the kind of thing you could be doing?". I've read reviews here and there suggesting that Judy Dench plays her role a little too close to stereotype. For the record this is clearly bollocks. Anyone who can't see the authenticity in her character has obviously never spent time with any elderly Irish Ladies. So anyway yeah I laughed a lot, I got grit in my eye a few times and probably came away wishing I was a better person. Not bad for a Wednesday Evening.   

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RE: Philomena - 14/11/2013 10:46:42 AM   
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A wonderful wonderful film. I'm not usually a fan of this type of "based on a true story" comedy-drama but this is a truly exceptional movie. Beautifully acted and wonderfully scripted, it had even an old cynic like me close to tears on a couple of occasions. And, if the reaction of the rest of the crowd in the cinema is anything to go by (can't remember the last time I heard this much laughter or heard people clap during a movie), then this will be a huge word of mouth hit.

With a plaudits and box office revenue this week going to the fancy but shallow Gravity it's a shame that a lot of people will miss this movie first time round....let's hope it picks up plenty of awards and a bigger audience over time....

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9. Tattoo Nation
10. Iron Man 3

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best film i've seen for months. - 23/1/2014 10:35:40 PM   
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Managed to catch this on "2nd chance" viewing.
I thought it was funner than Wolf of Wall Street, more touching than 12 Years a Slave, and featured better acted that either of them.

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Simply brilliant - 6/2/2014 9:47:11 PM   
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This is just a fantastic film. Coogan and Dench are simply incredible. Very moving and very funny, which is no short order given the subject matter. Really could not recommend this highly enough.

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Seriously? 5 stars?? - 4/3/2014 10:21:00 PM   
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Philomena
This was the last film I had to see in the Best Picture category for the Oscars. It`s the worst of all. Although it`s not really bad it`s never really interesting.
The acting is ok, though. Judi Dench shows that she`s way too good to be working with the material she`s given here. And finally I`ve seen a film where I don`t hate Steve Coogan all the time, wich is well worth mentioning.
Mediocre at best.

6,0/10

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