M Talks Agent 002 Into Helping Change Philomena‘s Rating

Philomena starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan has earned an R rating from the MPAA due to two instances of use of the F-word and, of course, Harvey Weinstein isn’t going to stand by and let a film hit theaters with a rating he doesn’t agree with (and a rating that, at least in this case, isn’t justified). He’s fighting the rating and he’s enlisted Dench – back in character as ‘M’ – as well as her co-star Coogan for a funny video in which Agent 002 is asked to talk the MPAA into reconsidering their decision.

The Plot:
Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, Philomena focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock – something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of – and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into the son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith, a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son.

-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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