Great Irish Movies #9 - 'Philomena' (2013). In what might make a good double feature with "The Magdalene Sisters," here's the based-in-fact story of a girl forced by the Church to give up her out-of-wedlock child for adoption. Years later, as an old woman (Judi Dench), she's aided by a reporter (Steve Coogan, in a rare dramatic role) in her search for her long-since-grown child. Heartbreaking but far from maudlin. Here is a clip of Judy Dench in one of her greatest performances.
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