Starring the always amazing Judi Dench, this film got a 92 Tomatometer rating. Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock - something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of - and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.
The movie starts at 6:50, but I'll be there at 6:30. My hair is below my ears now (unlike my Meetup picture) and I'll be wearing a pick sweater. Running time is only an hour and a half, so it will still be early enough to get something to eat at Margaret's or the new Indi-Chinese place across the street after the movie if folks are interested.