I've seen 104 movies so far in cinemas this year and I was wonderingall year long if I will ever see a movie which will truly deserve a10-star rating. Still, it's a beautiful story and the conclusion is convincingly emotional and touching. He he joins hordes of homeless children who must fendoff predators while begging to survive. The same cannot be said of Rooney Mara's performance. He longs to return to India to see his birth family again, but is torn between wanting to reconnect with his roots and remaining loyal to the people who raised him.
He was just outstanding for such a young actor. . Am I the only one who wanted to punch Dev Patel in the face while watching this film? A gem and must see. And am I the only one who was bothered with the way the movie becomes one long advert for Google Earth? The New Year's weekend matinée screening where I saw this at was attended quite nicely. I wonder if she was real or added in.
Lion is a film that I urge you to go and see because a film like thisneeds the coverage and its subject matter is something people need tobe made more aware of. I see myself as quite tough, but Lion had me in tears, but engaged and totally captivated. This must be the first film to show the internet as a force for good, and that's a positive surely :- Lion tells the story of a very young boy in India who gets separated from his family for 25 years and his struggle to piece together his past. Lion is not a great film however. Garth Davis was directed this movie and starring by Sunny Pawar.
Lost Saroo looks around for Guddu at the dark train station and thenlooks for Guddu everywhere, in his thoughts for the rest of his life. Nicole Kidman played her part well apart from the most annoying monologue which was delivered in barely a whisper but hardly 15-20 minutes on screen must surely disqualify her from any Oscar consideration. Despite that, I was eager to see the movie. I felt like screaming at the main character, go to India and see your family already! Producer : Iain Canning, Angie Fielder, Emile Sherman. But besides that, while the first half of the film, with the scenes in India, is exceptionally good, the Australian section became a more patchy with the motivations of Saroo's actions and the impact they have on his adoptive family not feeling completely fleshed out. The reputation of this film gains its notoriety almost wholly from the search and final reunion of mother and son in India but the lack of character development, a very average script and the inclusion of too much filler material has resulted in an overall disappointing film India's vibrant and teeming tapestry of life is a natural gift for film- makers, without a word needing to be spoken, and director Garth Davis - in an impressive feature film debut - utilizes that backdrop to the max. Yes, it is a wonderful story and even more dramatic when considering the fate of young Saroo's brother.
Dev Patel, you did a good job. The film is about Saroo reconnecting with his biological mom, his culture and his heritage. There were movies like Room, Hacksaw Ridge, Me BeforeYou, Sully or Arrival which are all great and therefore received 8 or9-stars from me. Enjoy I loved this movie uncritically. In 1987, Saroo is adopted by an Australian family and moves to Hobart, Tasmania. An incredible true story of a tiny needle in a very largehaystack. It's not about a guy meeting his girlfriend's parents forthe first time.
It's dirty, it's crowded, it's poor -- but we all knew that -- there is no effort to shock us by exaggerating these things, and I appreciate that. One night, Saroo insists on going with Guddu to his work and does not resist and sleeps. I think the fact that this is a true story played a massive part in theconclusion having such an impact on me. One day, a young man brings Saroo to the police station and he is sent of an institution for children. It comes atthe end of a very mixed year for Australian film, with some of theworld's finest produced but many that are less than inspiring. I was totally excited to meet him.
It would have been great to see more growing up scenes with Kidman, though you got enough of a picture to see that the kids were treated wonderfully. This is a journey back home, filled withemotions, hard decisions, and an infinite willingness to reachsomewhere safe. Unlike some reviewers I enjoyed both distinct halves of the film equally and never lost interest for a moment. I must mention Tannishtha Chattergee, who knew hercharacter and made a mark with just two scenes. I want to give a big hug to Garth Davis forchoosing these powerful actors and giving them a chance to expresstheir emotions.
Don't dismiss thisas yet another Oscar bait movie put out by the Weinstein Company itprobably is one. And I had a good scare when his soon-to-be girlfriend, played by Rooney Mara, started improvising a little dance on the streets as it almost felt like there would be some Bollywood number, but it was just her twisted way to seduce him, and it worked? I didn't pick it, it picked me. His book 'A Long Way Home' is worth reading. I stated above that he's torn between two cultures, but I'm only conjecturing about that, since that's not shown in the movie. Nicole Kidman, not an actress I have ever hugely warmed to, is excellent here as the fragile adoptive mother, despite having to sport a crazy red curly wig.