Posted: 8/29/2014 - 4 comment(s)
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Veteran Stephen Frears directed this film which was nominated for four academy awards. Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in  this story about a journalist helping an elderly woman find out what happened to her son who was taken away from her in a convent in 1950's catholic Ireland. Dench certainly deserved her best actress nod . British comedian Coogan gives a remarkably restrained performance and also co-wrote the screenplay which was also nominated for an academy award. At 98 minutes, the time goes by quickly and you are never bored. There are quite a few comical scenes too which helps. This is a definite winner, and I give it 8/10.