Lion

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance | Running Time:  118 min.
In theatres: December 9, 2016 - Toronto
: December 21, 2016 - Wide
Digital: March 28, 2017
DVD/BluRay: April 11, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.59
based on 186 votes and 69 reviews
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Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Eamon Farren, Tannishtha Chatterjee

Inspiration: Saroo Brierley

Synopsis

A five-year-old Indian boy, Saroo, goes with his older brother, Guddu, to beg for money at a train station. When Saroo gets separated from his brother, he climbs on a train to search for him and winds up many miles away from his home.

Unable to tell the police exactly where he's from, the little boy is eventually declared an abandoned child. He ends up at the Indian Society for Sponsorship and Adoption, where's he's soon adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman, David Wenham).

When Saroo grows up and becomes a young man (Dev Patel), he wants to find his biological family and uses Google Earth to help him narrow his search.

Based on the autobiographical book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley.

Director: Garth Davis
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Angie Fielder
Screenplay: Luke Davies
Official Site: http://lionmovie.com

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  • 5 stars "It was an unforgettable journey from being lost to being found; The loss of innocence, and faith in the fundamental goodness of those whom we love; universal family values. It was a GREAT movie."
  • 3 stars "Beginning is fabulous, gripping, well crafted, well shot. The middle loses it's way big time. The ending redeems the movie, particularly as it's a true story. There was an opportunity to make this a great film, it definitely did not deliver for me."
  • 2 stars "Sad but boring. I spent the last 40 minutes of the movie thinking, "Just look up Ganesh* on Google ... why is it taking so long" I do not understand why it was nominated for an Oscar ... were all the other movies really that bad?"