Philomena ★★★★½

December Challenge Movie #1

"Philomena" is the perfect mix of comedy, and drama. Though the film has the capacity to be serious, as it's content should be taken quite seriously, "Philomena" stays rather light-hearted; neither disregarding the seriousness of the content matter, nor becoming just another spurting of facts.

Thanks to a witty, comic, and quite frankly, phenomenal screenplay by Steve Coogan, the film is propelled onto a more level; one that intrigues all those who watch it. Along with this, Steve Coogan (who also acts in this film), and Judie Dench give masterful performances, completely immersing viewers in the realism in their performances.

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