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Notes on a Scandal

I’ve been watching this film (starring Cate Blanchet and Judy Dench) a few times over in recent days. As much as I think the story is riveting, there are some things I have trouble seeing as realistic.  102 more words

Cate Blanchet


Philomena (Judy Dench) had to give up her son for adoption at a convent for young women who were with child but not married. She has spent her whole life wondering what had become of her son. 118 more words


Philomena (2013)

Based on the investigative book, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, this movie chronicles the search Philomena took to find her son after she was forced to give him up for adoption. 160 more words

Prayer Thoughts After the Philomena Movie Credits

It’s strange how a movie can lift you away from your current reality only to plop you down more solidly in your current reality. The movie wasn’t about any circumstance our family is experiencing, although I think a movie could be made about our reality, its current weight as well as its past. 335 more words