SAG Awards 2017 Nominee for: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role – Dev Patel as Saroo Brierley. Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role – Nicole Kidman as Sue Brierley.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
I rated Dev Patel – 7.5 out of 10
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Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
I rated Nicole Kidman – 8 out of 10
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Synopsis: 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.
My Review: Great movie. Very powerful and life-affirming. Gives hope in our often dreary/depressing world. This movie inspired me and renewed my hope of what is possible against overwhelming odds.Dev Patel gives a fantastic and believable performance as a man searching for his family after being separated when he was 5 years old. Using Google Earth and remembering his home (through the eyes of a child), he is able to track down his home and reunite with his biological family. Nicole Kidman is usually so fragile, I find it hard to relate to her, but she gives a very convincing performance of an ordinary woman full of extraordinary love. She not only allows, but encourages him to find his biological mother. I usually don’t like child actors because they are allowed to be “cute” and the Directors let them get away with that. However, I found the child actor playing the 5 year old Saroo honest and believable. I like when movies are based on real people, the filmmakers show them at end. I love the final reveal at end where we learn where the title “LION” comes from!
IMDB page for LION.
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