The Five Stages Of #PhiloMania

What is #PhiloMania? And how do you know if you have it?

At Sunday’s Golden Globe awards, Leonardo DiCaprio brought to light a new medical condition that’s sweeping the nation: #PhiloMania. You may ask yourself, what is #PhiloMania? We’ve got answers.

2. So what is #Philomania?

Phil·o·ma-ni-a / [fil-oh-mey-nee-uh]

A condition identified by excessive appreciation of Philomena Lee’s life story. First diagnosed as affecting Leonardo DiCaprio at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, it is currently sweeping across the United States.

PhiloMania is a highly contagious condition in which those exposed develop a single-minded, nearly obsessive focus on their need to see the year’s most inspiring film, based on the true story of Philomena Lee.

The only known treatment for PhiloMania is to see the film Philomena, in theaters now, and to take all your friends and family with you.

3. How do I know if I have #PhiloMania?

PhiloMania has five distinct stages. We’ll walk you through them now.

4. 1. Starts to ask friends and family if they’ve seen it…casually recommends that they do.

5. 2. “See Philomena” is always the response to the question “what should we do tonight?”

6. 3. Starts to speak in an Irish accent

7. 4. Starts watching day-long Judi Dench and Steve Coogan marathons

8. 5. Swears to name first-born child, male or female, Philomena

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