Jilly: I Didn’t See That Coming

I Didn't See That Coming

The Only Guarantee

I’m not a big fan of ‘true story’ dramas. I often find it difficult to lose myself in them because I’m busy wondering which parts are hard fact, which are poetic licence, and what evidence the writers might have excluded because it didn’t fit their narrative.

There’s a minor scene near the beginning of Philomena, one of this year’s Oscar nominees, which I’m pretty sure must have been poetic licence on the part of the writers, Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope. The movie is based on the true story of Philomena Lee’s search for the son she bore as an unmarried teenage mother in an Irish convent and who was sold by the nuns Continue reading