Trailer For Philomena

Steve Coogan Tries Not To Make You Laugh
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Based on a true story, Stephen Frears' Philomena centers on Philomena Lee (played by Judi Dench) and Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), she a mother of a son she never knew because the Catholic church made her give him up for adoption, and he an investigative reporter who helps her track down her long-lost child.

It will be interesting to see Steve Coogan play a serious role seriously, since he's so good at being funny while appearing to be serious.

U.S. release date not yet announced. UK release date: November 1, 2013.

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Official Plot Synopsis

Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, this film focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock — something Philomena’s Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of — and given away for adoption in the United States. Following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into her son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Philomena meets Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to track down her long-lost son. Source: Collider.com