Movies, The Oscars Special

Oscars 2017: Lion

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Movie info from RT:

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

My thoughts:

  • This is a good, heartwarming story. However, there’s something off about it. I think it was not able to sustain its memorable beginning until the end. I mean, the first part of the film was really captivating because of that younger Saroo. That kid is a gem.
  • I see the movie as divided in two parts: the awesome first part and the ‘meh’ second part.
  • Don’t get me wrong, though. It’s still a good movie, with a remarkable story.
  • Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara are such delight to watch. So is that kid, Sunny Pawar.
  • Nicole looked like she made zero effort in acting in this movie, yet I strongly believe she’s the best part. What an amazing woman.

I’d still pick La La Land over this, and I liked Hacksaw Ridge better than this one.

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