Based on Michael Sixsmith's book, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee (now retitled Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search), and starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, Philomenia is the story of a Irish woman's search for the son she was forced to give up in Ireland fifty years before. It is the story of the brutal life she endured in a Magdalen laundry and her heartwarming and often comic relationship with journalist Sixsmith, as he takes on her human interest story.
It's hard to really review the film without giving away too much of the story. Let me just encourage you to see it as it really was brilliant. Based on the true story, it will make you laugh, cry and shake your head at the injustice of what 30,000 young women endured.