The Good Lie

The Good Lie
The Good Lie

Year

2014

Duration

105 minutes

Genres

Based on a true story, Drama

Language

English

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Synopsis

Based on the experience of thousands of Sudanese refugees, The Good Lie tells the story of four siblings making an arduous journey to America and the difficulties they encounter on arrival. Reese Witherspoon stars as a straight-talking social worker employed to help the brothers settle into a new life, but who ultimately becomes wrapped up in their mission to be reunited with their sister. Perhaps unexpectedly, the film prioritises the experience of the refugees over that of their American counterparts. This, coupled with performances from ex-child soldiers from the real African conflict, lends emotional weight to this feel-good Hollywood drama.

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12 Classification

Moderate violence, injury detail, drug use.

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