Philomena Movie Review – The Ugly Side Of Adoption

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Philomena movie review – Ironically some of the worst atrocities against humankind have been done in the name of the Church, in the name of religion.  This should not be, but unfortunately that is the case.

Philomena Movie Review

Philomena Movie Review – Background

Philomena is the true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain.

Her journey took her full circle  – from Ireland to the USA and back.  In the end she found part of what she was looking for. As you watch this movie, let us remember all those women who are still searching for kids they were forced to  give up.

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T.S. Eliot

I watched this movie between bouts of anger and tears, wondering at times if ignorance was at the root of all of this. Are we all reading the same bible that tells us to look out for those who need us the most; that speaks out against exploitation? How do we justify this kind of unethical behavior?  Philomena’s ability to forgive in spite of all that happened, is a beautiful part of the story that we should not overlook.  A must see movie but please do not forget your box of tissue.

The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

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The Philemona Project. Retrieved From http://thephilomenaproject.org/index.php


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6 Responses

  1. Vernon says:

    Oh yes!
    I have to see this one.
    Thanks

    • mardenec@hotmail.com says:

      Vernon you need to really see it. It is just sad the things that we can do in the name of Religion

  2. Melody Rosa says:

    Wow never heard of now I want to watch it
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    • mardenec@hotmail.com says:

      Melody, it is worth a watch. It’s an eye openeer, a story that needed to be told to bring closure

  3. Mary Clark says:

    This movie could have been a melodrama but it’s done in a restrained way that lets all the parts of the story come out. It’s definitely about forgiveness.

    • mardenec@hotmail.com says:

      Mary it certainly is a case of forgiveness…and you are right, if done differently it could have been so wrong

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