Philomena script
Philomena (2013)
Synopsis: Philomena is a 2013 British drama film directed by Stephen Frears, based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by journalist Martin Sixsmith. Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, it tells the true story of Philomena Lee's 50-year search for her forcibly adopted son and Sixsmith's efforts to help her find him. The film was co-produced in the United States and the United Kingdom. It gained critical acclaim and received several international film awards.

ROBERT:

(As he shuts the file)

Did you think it didn’t stink or

something?

(Little smile from MARTIN)

There’s basically nothing wrong

with you Martin. Um... do you run?

MARTIN:

Well... I walk a lot.

ROBERT:

Try running.

MARTIN:

(Worried)

Do I need to?

ROBERT:

I do it. Good for your body and...

good for your head - Kate says you

think you’re mildly depressed?

MARTIN shrugs.

MARTIN:

I got fired. I’m unemployed.

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PHILOMENA - Final Shooting Script 5.

ROBERT:

But it wasn’t your fault, was it?

MARTIN:

That’s probably why I’m depressed -

I was sacked for saying something I

didn’t say!

Silence.

ROBERT:

Try running-

MARTIN:

I said the exact opposite of what I

was sacked for!

Another silence. ROBERT tries a different tack:

ROBERT:

What are you working on at the

moment?

MARTIN:

(Beat)

I was... thinking of writing a

book.

ROBERT:

That’s good. What about?

MARTIN:

Russian history.

ROBERT:

(Beat)

What makes you think it’s

depression and not just feeling

sorry for yourself?

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Silence.

MARTIN:

Doesn’t have to be Russian history -

could be something else...

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CUT TO:

2 EXT. FUNFAIR, LIMERICK - NIGHT 2

Nineteen year old PHILOMENA LEE, pretty, dark haired, wears a

lovely summer dress, that same crucifix glinting in the

sunshine. She picks her way wide-eyed, through the crowd;

bright lights, the air filled with noise and excitement.

JOHN (OOV)

You looking for something?

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PHILOMENA - Final Shooting Script 6.

YOUNG PHILOMENA turns to see JOHN, early 20s, with a group of

his FRIENDS by a beer tent, smiling at her.

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Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan was born on October 14, 1965 in Middleton, Manchester, England as Stephen John Coogan. He is an actor and producer, known for Philomena (2013), Alan Partridge (2013) and Despicable Me 2 (2013). He was previously married to Caroline Hickman. more…

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