Lion

Lion

By Garth Davis

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2016-11-25
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 58min
  • Director: Garth Davis
  • Actors:
  • Awards:
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
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Description

In LION, five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train travelling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, he suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification, and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. With just a small store of memories, and the help of a new technology called Google Earth, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times.

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Reviews

  • Captivating and Moving. My unwritten story.

    5
    By PSJsk95
    As an adopted child, now an adult, this movie hit so very close to home. Everyone's been asking if I've seen it yet, and now I know why. This story is captivating, and Dev Patel's performance was brillaint. I'm pretty sure I used up half a box of tissues. From identity crisis, to using Google earth to find your birth home, to an adoptive parent's true love, to wondering where your biological mother is now, it felt like I was watching my life on screen. This movie will leavey you catching your breath at the end.
  • Important film, great true story.

    5
    By ZenMeister7
    I really liked this movie. It made me both happy and sad (mostly happy) and I'm glad I didn't miss it.
  • This movie is now on Netiflx

    1
    By Ryan amazing
    If you don't have a Netflix then if you like to see the then just rent it to save the money and haveing not seen this movie most likely I will see it on Netflix !
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    5
    By OMGoodness!
    One of the best movies ever...so inspirational!
  • Almost...

    4
    By Chang Shan Hydrangea
    This was a decent movie especially on the part of the actors. However, cannot meet a movie like Changeling for example, in my opinion. I just felt something in this story could've been further developed. Like something was missing.
  • Gripping & gut-wrenching, yet hopeful.

    5
    By Snagtooth
    There are some films that leave you awe-struck and wanting to change the world. This stunning narrative ranks among the best of them and will leave you drained and fulfilled at the same time. Powerful and humbling...beautiful and raw.
  • Wow!!

    5
    By coldblooded1997
    Was not expecting it to be as good as it was. Such a amazing story! Must see!!
  • Incredible story and a great movie.

    5
    By Rinasandler
    One of the best real stories. Great movie.
  • I can't even describe this.

    5
    By Heather Posey
    So very powerful I've seen it twice, bought the book and am reading it and I am still completely mesmerized by Saroo's story. It would be humbling just to meet him. The film is a beautiful testament to the power of love mixed with the human spirit. It's a tale of survival and redemption.
  • Not sure why the reviews are so high...

    1
    By DexNTheFatMan
    Slow and seems to try to hard, not worth the time investment.

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