Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance
Running Time:  118 min.
Release Date:
December 9, 2016 - Toronto -
December 21, 2016 - Expands

December 21, 2016 - Wide
DVD: April 11, 2017
Blu-ray: April 11, 2017
Digital: March 28, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.59
based on 204 votes and 74 reviews
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Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Eamon Farren, Tannishtha Chatterjee

Inspiration: Saroo Brierley


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
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  • 5 stars "Dev Patel shows us that he can act in a serious role as well as he did in his comedic roles in the Marigold Hotel series. A moving story about lost relations and searching for your roots."
  • 5 stars "A true story that brings tears to one's eyes. Excellent acting and the scenes of India were spell bounding. This is a must watch movie for those with an adult mind and would probably not be interesting for anyone under the age of 25"
  • 5 stars "One of the best movies I've seen in years!"