Lion (PG-13) Release Date: March 17th, 2017
Run time: 2 hr. 0 min.
Director: Garth Davis
Genres: Drama
Starring: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham
Dev Patel shines in this screen adaptation of Saroo Brierly’s remarkable true story from first-time director Garth Davis. At just five years old Saroo gets lost on a train, which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from his home and family. Saroo must learn to survive on the streets of Kolkata before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham). Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and Google Earth, Saroo sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. With Patel’s Saroo at its center, and packed with standout supporting performances from Kidman, Rooney Mara, and newcomer Sunny Pawar (as young Saroo), LION is a proud tearjerker — but the rarest kind that, through superior acting and filmmaking, actually earns every one of those tears.2017 Academy Award Nominee - BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE, BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE, BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY