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Lion
- Rooney Mara

Overview - In this adaptation of the memoir A LONG WAY HOME by Saroo Brierley, a five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after he gets lost in Calcutta. Years later, he struggles with his memories of his birth family, and decides to begin a search for them.  Read more...

 
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In this adaptation of the memoir A LONG WAY HOME by Saroo Brierley, a five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after he gets lost in Calcutta. Years later, he struggles with his memories of his birth family, and decides to begin a search for them. Dev Patel stars as the adult Brierley in this drama directed by Garth Davis. Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, and Rooney Mara co-star.

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  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 120
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 013132640440
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: September 2017

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"Davis deftly conveys the desolation of Saroo’s situation without wallowing in it, and Pawar gives a terrific performance." -- Grade: B- - 11/23/2016 A.V. Club


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "LION sneaks up on you as it proceeds to pluck your heart strings with its little cat feet. Then, before you know it, tear ducts will be brimming and your entire being will be awash with incredible joy but also a splash of bittersweet sorrow." - 11/24/2016 RogerEbert.com


"A real-life fairy tale several times over, LION is blessed with a Ripley's Believe It or Not story line that would warm the heart of a stone." - 11/24/2016 Los Angeles Times


"The first part of LION, Garth Davis’s unabashedly tear-jerking movie about a remarkable real-world incident, has some of the scary, wondrous feeling of a fairy tale." - 11/24/2016 New York Times


"LION is ultimately an excellent example of its type -- a resonant true story told, not with manipulative cliches, but with refreshing confidence." - 11/22/2016 The Atlantic


"It’s an audience pleaser...broad, colorful, sentimental, and almost impossible to resist." - 12/22/2016 Boston Globe


4 stars out of 5 -- "[The] tale is allowed to unfurl naturally and gradually, experience by experience, so you feel each moment as directly and keenly as possible." - 01/16/2017 Empire


4 stars out of 5 -- "Nicole Kidman delivers some of the finest work of her career as Sue, mother to Saroo and his adoptive brother, Mantosh." - 01/22/2017 The Guardian

 
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