Yesterday my friend Terry and I went to see Judi Dench in her new movie, Philomena. I must admit, based on the trailers I saw on television, I was expecting a mildly interesting film about a common occurrence, something perhaps more appropriate for a Philomenamade-for-TV movie. Philomena, a young Irish girl has a baby out-of-wedlock in the 1950s. She is given over to nuns in a convent for the duration of her pregnancy and the delivery of the baby. In return for their “charity” Philomena is indentured to the convent for four years after the birth during which time her little boy is given for adoption.

The movie reveals Philomena’s 50 years of silence about the birth and her final search for the little boy she lost. While I’m not going to give away the plot and twists, I will say that we were both surprised and uplifted by the quality and intelligence of the film. We should have known that anything with Judi Dench would not disappoint and Steve Coogan’s subtle performance was perfect. “Philomena” is based on a true story and may have a limited run because of its subject matter so check it out while you can. Hope you enjoy it too.

Lynda Davis

As an early Baby Boomer, born in 1947, it seems to me that as we approach our retirement years, Boomers have gone from being the energy driving our nation to slowly becoming invisible. We risk losing our identity as society remains stubbornly youth-centric. And the irony is that Gen Xers and Ys are not the majority; we are. BOOMERBROADcast is my platform for being the voice of Baby Boomers, women in particular. We've generated a lot of changes over the decades but there's still a long way to go. After a 40-year career in the corporate world, I've taken up expressing the observations and concerns of our generation. Instead of pounding the pavement in my bellbottoms with a cardboard sign, I'm pounding my laptop (I learned to type on a manual typewriter and old habits die hard). If you have issues or concerns you would like voiced or have comments on what I've voiced, I'd love to hear from you. We started breaking the rules in the sixties and now that we're in our sixties it's no time to become complacent. Hope you'll stay tuned and if you like BOOMERBROADcast, share it with your friends. Let's rock n' roll! If you would like to be notified whenever I publish a new posting, click on the little blue box in the lower right of your screen that says +Follow→ Lynda Davis

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Thanks…..definitely on my list of movies to see…..soon!

  2. Glad to hear, I’m checking it out at Regal to see if it is playing.

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