Monday, November 18, 2013

PHILOMENA Trailer, Clips & Featurette - Judi Dench, Steve Coogan


As the release date for the drama "Philomena" starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan fastly approaches, here is are a new trailer, 5 movie clips, a viral clip and a making of featurette. The film is directed by Stephen Frears ("The Queen") and it's based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondant Martin Sixsmith.

The film has had some problems with the MPAA which initially rated it R for language. This prompted the release of a biting Funny Or Die viral clip in which Dench reprises the role of M from the James Bond franchise and instructs agent 002 (Coogan) to use his special skills to convince the MPAA to lower the rating to a PG-13. Eventually, the Weinstein Company won their ratings appeal and now "Philomena" is rated PG-13. Unfortunately, the Funny or Die clip is no longer available on their website, but a teaser clip is, so I've posted that one here. I suppose that the MPAA asked for the clip to be taken down once the appeal was won. Too bad, because it was really funny.

"Philomena" opens in select theaters across the US on November 22nd.

Watch the trailer, clips and featurette after the jump.

Theatrical Trailer #2

Movie Clips

Viral Clip

Making Of Featurette


Official Synopsis

"Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, this film focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock — something Philomena’s Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of — and given away for adoption in the United States. Following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into her son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Philomena meets Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to track down her long-lost son."


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