The Adaption Comes Full Circle: The True Story of Philomena’s Lost Child

By Jessica Monk
Ultimately the tragedy of the movie and its redemption turn out to be one and the same: that Philomena and her son have been looking for each other, and that they have found each other too late.
The story of a mother who has lost her son and a young woman punishing herself for the “sin” of having a child out of wedlock, Philomena was never going to be an easy ride. For most people it was bound to wring out a few emotions, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I was one of them. I generally don’t do the crying at movies thing – at least not at the obvious bits. My reactions are al...

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