Directed by: Garth Davis Written by: Luke Davies, adapted from the book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley Starring: Sunny Pawar, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara
Summary: A young boy is separated from his brother and ends up thousands of miles outside of his impoverished home town in India. After being entered into the foster system, Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple. 20 years later, he seeks out his birthplace and the mother he left behind so many years ago.
I must have a soft spot for little kids with bright, innocent eyes because much like last year’s Room, I wept through most of this movie. It’s not that the story is devastating, it’s just incredibly touching. Despite some pretty apparent flaws in the film, Lion packs an emotional punch and tells a remarkable story. (more…)