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Philomena (2013) Poster

(2013)

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Philomena: And after I had the sex, I thought anything that feels so lovely must be wrong.

Martin Sixsmith: Fucking Catholics.

Sister Hildegarde: The Lord Jesus Christ will be my judge - not the likes of you.

Martin Sixsmith: Really? Because I think if Jesus was here right now he'd tip you out of that fucking wheelchair - and you wouldn't get up and walk.

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

Philomena: That's lovely, Martin. Did you just think of that?

Martin Sixsmith: No, it's T.S. Eliot

Philomena: But I don't wanna hate people. I don't wanna be like you. Look at you.

Martin Sixsmith: I'm angry.

Philomena: Must be exhausting.

Philomena: I forgive you because I don't want to remain angry.

Mary: And that's him with Pete Olsen. Mike and Pete were...

[embarassed]

Philomena: That's alright, Mary. I know Anthony was a gay homosexual. And we've met Marcia, who I believe was his beard. Is that right, Martin?

Martin Sixsmith: Yes, that's, that's about right.

Martin Sixsmith: Its funny isn't it? All the pieces of paper designed to help you find him have been destroyed, but guess what, the one piece of paper designed to stop you finding him has been lovingly preserved. God and his infinite wisdom decided to spare that from the flames.

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Martin Sixsmith: The Catholic Church should go to confession, not you!

Martin Sixsmith: Well... I couldn't forgive you.

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Philomena: I've always wanted to see him in his big chair.

Martin Sixsmith: Well, he was uh... a big man. Literally. 6 foot 4, tallest American president.

Philomena: You can see that. He's tall even sitting down.

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Philomena: But what if he died in Vietnam? Or, or came back with no legs? Or lived on the street?

Martin Sixsmith: Don't upset yourself. We don't know what we don't know.

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Martin Sixsmith: [about Philomena] She told four people today that they're one in a million. What are the chances of that?

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Sister Claire: Hello.

Martin Sixsmith: Oh hello.

Sister Claire: I'm Sister Claire.

Martin Sixsmith: Yes, hello... I was just admiring your picture of Jayne Mansfield.

Sister Claire: No, that's Jane Russell. Jayne Mansfield was the blonde one.

Martin Sixsmith: Yes, of course. They were both very big... I mean, the two of them... huge... their careers.

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Philomena: Oh... that's for good luck.

Martin Sixsmith: I always thought that St. Christopher was a bit of a Mickey Mouse saint. I used to be an altar boy.

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Martin Sixsmith: I was with the BBC but not anymore.

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Philomena: He doesn't want to see me, isn't it?

Martin Sixsmith: Some people have problem to deal with the past... not you, though. But I'm sure he'll come around.

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Martin Sixsmith: What you're talking about is what they call a human interest story; I don't do those.

Jane: Why not?

Martin Sixsmith: Because "human interest story" is a euphemism for stories about weak-minded, vulnerable, ignorant people, to fill in newspapers read by vulnerable, weak-minded, ignorant people. Not that you are.

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Martin Sixsmith: I don't believe in God, and I think He knows.

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Martin Sixsmith: [frustrated] I asked a question.

Sister Claire: You're a journalist.

Martin Sixsmith: Yes. Well, I used to be.

Philomena: He's a Roman Catholic.

Martin Sixsmith: Yes. Well, I used to be.

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Mary: Stop torturing her!

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