Philomena ★★★★

"Philomena" is a sweet, melancholy story about reporter helping a retiree in her search for the son taken from her and given for adoption by the Catholic Church nearly five decades earlier. Intermittently serious and humorous, Steve Coogan and Dame Judy Dench have wonderful on-screen chemistry. I think this might be my favorite movie from Steven Frears since "Dangerous Liaisons."

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