The Good Lie

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date: October 3, 2014 - Toronto - October 3, 2014 - Toronto
October 17 - Montreal
October 24 - Wide

DVD: December 23, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 4.75
based on 22 votes and 7 reviews
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Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll

Inspiration: Lost Boys of Sudan


A strong American woman named Carrie (Reese Witherspoon) is assigned to help three young Sudanese refugees—Mamere (Arnold Oceng), Jeremiah (Ger Duany) and Paul (Emmanuel Jal)—who have survived terrible dangers during the civil war in their country.

When they arrive in America, Carrie helps them get processed at the employment center where she works, but the three young men find their new country comes with different challenges and they struggle to overcome the memories of the past.

Director: Philippe Falardeau
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Karen Kehela Sherwood
Screenplay: Margaret Nagle

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  • 5 stars ""Great Movie! The African/Black actors really were the stars of this movie. Loved the overall meaning of the movie. We take things for granted our lives without realizing that we can make a difference and we really don't understand how other people in the world live simply day to day. And simple is by no means stupid, it is all about the connection to those around you that far exceeds that of phones, texts and computers, etc.. Hopefully, people see this movie and look at other people in the world in times of war/famine/disease with empathy rather then blindness.""
  • 5 stars "Loved it!! One of the best I've seen."
  • 5 stars "What a great movie, I didn't expect it to be so good. Reese, no more legally blonde, you demonstrate you are a powerful actress. The plot, no non-sense, no surprises no more drama than the needed. I am no movie critic but this one for sure should be award material. It touched deep, yes it did."