Watch a newly released clip from?PHILOMENA, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, where Judi’s character Philomena discovers her long-lost son was gay.
Directed by Stephen Frears,?The Weinstein Company will release?PHILOMENA?in select theaters on November 22nd before expanding nationwide on November 27th.
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.