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AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 5 Nov 2013 17:23

Anyone else seen the film. We went today and thought it was very good starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. A true story based on the book Martin Sixsmith wrote in 2009 about Philomena Lee. A young teenager who had an illigitimate baby in Ireland and about the harsh regime of the nuns, the Magdalene Laundry the girls had to work in and how they sold the babies. The story centres on the search of Philomena for her child.

I can't judge if it was authentic but Judi Dench sounded as if she had the Irish dialect off very well.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 5 Nov 2013 17:25

The cinema was packed, hardly any seats spare and those all across the front rows. And I only spotted about 2 people under 50. There was not a cough, any talking or any rustle of sweet papers for the whole of the film.

But there were still some at the end who forgot it wasn't like the old days when you had to rush out to miss the N Anthem. :-D

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 5 Nov 2013 17:34

Good to hear you enjoyed it Ann. I don't go to the cinema much but will definitely be going to see this one :-)

I love anything with Judi Dench in.

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 5 Nov 2013 17:43

It is definitely on my list and I will tell you Ann, if the accent is spot on :-D <3

Mersey

Mersey Report 5 Nov 2013 17:46

I have it on my kindle and its my next read...looking forward to it :-D

Annx

Annx Report 5 Nov 2013 17:47

We went to see it yesterday too Ann and really enjoyed it. We went to the 13.30pm showing so there were only about a couple of dozen of us, but we did get a sweet rustler sitting behind us!! Yes, Judi Dench is very good whatever she is in.

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 5 Nov 2013 17:47

Have to wait for DVD whenever it is available and I also will be waiting for the accent.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 5 Nov 2013 17:49

Annx we went to the 13.30 showing too and couldn't believe how many silver surfers there were in there.

Paula+

Paula+ Report 5 Nov 2013 18:00

We are going tonight Ann, glad you enjoyed it. I could watch Judi Dench in anything.



Edit. Philomena was on Woman's Hour on radio 4 last week she sounded a very nice gentle woman, it's so sad she never got to see her son.

Annx

Annx Report 5 Nov 2013 19:30

Word had obviously got around faster that it was on where you live Ann! Our nearest cinema doesn't advertise in the local paper anymore and I think it makes a big difference as not all (especially older) folk are on line.

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 5 Nov 2013 19:59

It has been advertised on the sides of the Cheltenham buses

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 5 Nov 2013 20:50

I am going Thurday for the OAP showing I know it will be packed so will have to get there very early.

I have read the book but I can't see it will miss loads out..

Mersey
Don't read the book 1st like I did,,,,,,,,,,,

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 5 Nov 2013 20:56

There seem to be two books the original one and the one that supports the film.

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 5 Nov 2013 21:10

I bought the original one ages ago,must be 18 months ....

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 6 Nov 2013 06:02

Paula, that's a spoiler if ever I saw one!

Will wait to see it on tv, I get too uncomfortable sitting in cinema seats with my fm

Lizx

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 6 Nov 2013 09:11

I am sure it will be on TV. But our cinema seats are really comfortable with loads of leg room. (Cine World) :-)

Paula+

Paula+ Report 6 Nov 2013 16:26

Sorry to spoil it Liz but It has been publicised on TV and radio. Phillumenists Lee was on radio four last week and told the full story.

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 6 Nov 2013 16:37

Its good that British film makers have at last recognised the purchasing power of the older generation. We don't all want bedroom romps disguised as Romance, or Shoot'em Up films!

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 6 Nov 2013 16:48

I actually didn't know the full story before I went so I am pleased about that. all I had seen were the ads in a couple of papers and on the sides of our buses, no spoilers at all.

DIZZI

DIZZI Report 6 Nov 2013 19:11

MY FRIEND SAW IT MONDAY AND WAS GOING BACK TO SEE
IT AGAIN WITH OUR OTHER FRIEND AND HER SISTERS,THEIR
GRANDMOTHER WAS ABANDONED BY HER MOTHER,
BUT FRIEND SAID IT WAS A BRILLIANT FILM WELL ACTED