I see myself as quite tough, but Lion had me in tears, but engaged and totally captivated. One of the best films I've seen in a while, certainly one of the most powerful. Bad I know, but I can't watch a film with subtitles, it's a fault, but there you go, i fiddle with my phone or tablet etc, but the story was such that I didn't take my eyes off it. Young Sunny Pawar was simply sensational, and let's be honest stole the film from a hugely experienced cast, the young man was incredible.
How on Earth could someone not enjoy this film, it's a true story, reality! The heartbreaking story of a young boy's desperation to discover his roots. I thought Dev Patel did a magnificent job in playing Saroo in later life, what a terrific actor he is. Superb performances all round, Kidman as always exceptional.
This must be the first film to show the internet as a force for good, and that's a positive surely :-)
Biography / Drama
Biography / Drama
In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home. Now totally lost in an alien urban environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the authorities, Saroo struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage. Soon, Saroo is selected to be adopted by the Brierley family in Tasmania, where he grows up in a loving, prosperous home. However, for all his material good fortune, Saroo finds himself plagued by his memories of his lost family in his adulthood and tries to search for them even as his guilt drives him to hide this quest from his adoptive parents and his girlfriend. Only when he has an epiphany does he realize not only the answers he needs, but also the steadfast love that he has always had with all his loved ones in both worlds.
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