Fifth about The Seventh

Philomena

PhilomenaPhilomena: as it usually happens with fact-based stories, this is at the same time unbelievable and sadly believable. The screenplay smartly mixes comedy with the drama, but is unable to sidestep its bias (warranted or not) or to hide its manipulative tendencies. The best reason to watch it is the masterful presence of Judi Dench, who created a great character, well-rounded, flawed and very touching; Steve Coogan is better than adequate in a role that doesn’t require all that much. One quick note about Alexandre Desplat’s score: for the most part, it seemed the music was there to raise the suspense, a quirky choice.

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