Philomena : a mother, her son, and a fifty-year search
Quite a heart-wrenching tale about a young Irish girl sent off to a nunnery in 1952 to have her son and then being forced to give him up for adoption. The young boy was adopted by U.S. parents and, as an adopted child, he had the overwhelming need to please so as not to be rejected again. He never relinquished his dream of meeting his birth mom and made two futile trips to Ireland in search of her. He became a lawyer in the first Bush Administration - which was primarily anti-gay in the eighties and did not support AIDS research. As a cruel twist of fate, he contracted AIDS and died. His was not a life without merit.