Stephen Frears

Commentary
5:00 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Movie Review: 'Philomena' Has Rare Things To Offer

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in 'Philomena'
Credit rottentomatoes.com

To start with, two bits of advice: if you like grownup, realistic character drama, by all means, see Philomena. And if you have a hearing problem like mine, ask to borrow a pair of earphones the theater has that will enable you to adjust the sound to the volume you need. Because a lot of the dialogue is murmured or even whispered, very confidential, and what I could hear of it convinced me that I wished I could hear it all.

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