Tarryn-tino’s review published on Letterboxd:
I love true stories, I've said it before, but there's just something about a true story that makes it sit differently when you watch it.
Dame Judy was amazing, as always, she really hit the nail on the head with her portrayal of Philomena. Steve Coogan was also great. I haven't read the book that this was adapted from but I think the story and the way the movie played out with the mix of flashbacks as the film went along, was great. I keep saying great, but it really was haha!
It did leave me feeling really angry though, it still baffles me that stuff like this actually went on.
Definitely worth the watch and 5 stars! Hurrah! :-)