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Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Lion tells the moving and compelling story of a young boy who becomes lost in India, adopted by Australian parents, and as a grown man seeks to find his birth mother and family.



Lion (2016)



Released: 06 Jan 2017
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 118 min




Director: Garth Davis
Genre: Biography, Drama



Cast: Sunny Pawar, Abhishek Bharate, Priyanka Bose, Khushi Solanki
Writer(s): Saroo Brierley (adapted from the book "A Long Way Home" by), Luke Davies (screenplay)



Plot: A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.



IMDB rating: 8.1
MetaScore: 69...

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It is not the directors cut of the film. It is the theatrical version.

Also, Not everyone who has seen it has raved. There are many on this forum that didn't think it deserved a BP nomination.

I liked it a lot.
 

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It is not the directors cut of the film. It is the theatrical version.

Also, Not everyone who has seen it has raved. There are many on this forum that didn't think it deserved a BP nomination.

I liked it a lot.

I liked the first half with "young Saroo" but thought the film lost a lot of steam in the second half...
 

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Yup. First half was very powerful. Second half not so much....except for the ending.
 

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Yeah, I liked the movie but the ending is where I felt the most emotion and thought it worked the best.

Yeah, when adult Saroo's quest pays off, that part works, but it's still a slow ride to get there.

As the filmmakers acknowledge, the adult Saroo section is essentially a story about a guy who used Google Earth. The second half of the movie is more interesting than just watching Saroo scan a screen for an hour - but not by much! :D
 

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I loved this and thought the opening segment was sensational. I watched it in a test screening and haven't seen it since. I'll have to see it it changed from that screening.
 

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