Philomena is based on the TRUE story of an Irish teen who is forced to let her son be adopted by the convent where she gave birth. Decades later, a well known BBC reporter learns of her story and decides to help her find her son!
As a mother this movie really struck a chord with me. Although a lot of sadness surrounds the story of Philomena, Judy Dench truly brings a lightness and (dare I say) comedy to the film! Although the story is not a perfectly happy one (how could it be with such a gut-wrenching premise?) it still manages to brings a sense of peace to all of the viewers following along.