Based on the book , this movie is a tear jerker, I will remember it for a long time. Yet while the movie makes you cry, it also makes you laugh at the same time.
Philomena tackles somber real life issues, but still pokes subtle jokes in the midst of the heavy content. The movie has a very deep theme, bringing out somber real life issues of religion and modern life. The actors were fabulous, masterfully bringing depth to the central themes of the Catholic Church, adoption and the strong bond between a mother and her son.
This a really enjoyable movie, and gives one a wake-up call about time spent with the family.