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Trailer of the Week: Judi Dench Searches For Her Long Lost Son In 'Philomena'

By James Hiler | Indiewire October 1, 2013 at 12:49PM

Before the Trailer, We Thought: Though we know Steve Coogan can serve up funny in his travel comedies, the idea of Coogan in a true story drama as BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith helping an Irish woman (Judi Dench) search for the illegitimate son she gave up for adoption in the U.S seems a bit operatic and maybe even out of Coogan's wheel house. And Now? The film could be director's Stephen Frears best work since the "The Queen". Frears juggles well the somber emotional undercurrent of the film with dry British wit give out by both Dench and Coogan. The film which has already played at the Toronto Film Festival and the Venice Film festival to praise might even earn Judi Dench an Oscar nomination.
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Philomena

Before the Trailer, We Thought: Though we know Steve Coogan can serve up funny in his travel comedies, the idea of Coogan in a true story drama as BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith helping an Irish woman (Judi Dench) search for the illegitimate son she gave up for adoption in the U.S seems a bit operatic and maybe even out of Coogan's wheel house.

And Now? The film could be director's Stephen Frears best work since the "The Queen". Frears juggles well the somber emotional undercurrent of the film with dry British wit give out by both Dench and Coogan. The film which has already played at the Toronto Film Festival and the Venice Film festival to praise might even earn Judi Dench an Oscar nomination.

The scheduled release date is November 22, 2013.

Watch the Trailer below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.