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One of my favorite kinds of movies are those that are based on true events. These always seem to be some of the best movies. I think when they’re based off of real events, we can all just imagine it all and know it was real. These types of movies are usually very inspiring as well. Lion is a movie that was just released today, and this is a movie based on a true story. It is certainly a very touching movie. You must watch this to find out what happens in the end!
About the movie:
LION follows five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) who gets lost on a train traveling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham), and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. As an adult, not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, Saroo (Dev Patel) suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. Armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, Saroo sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
Inspired by a true story, LION shows us that even if we lose our way we should never lose hope. LION is “majestic and moving” Pete Hammond.
The Blu-ray and DVD bonus content includes Deleted Scenes, Behind the Scenes Gallery and “Never Give Up” Official Lyric Video performed by Sia.
I was truly touched by this movie. Getting lost and losing your family at such a young age must have been hard. Now that he is all grown up he goes back out to search for his family. Can you imagine how hard that must be?! I couldn’t imagine being in his position. This is a movie you certainly don’t want to miss. I hope that you’re all able to watch this movie sometime. I would love to know all of your thoughts about this one as well.
Make sure to pick up your own copy today. Today was the official release date too. I hope that you can all enjoy this movie as much as I did.