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Based on a true story, Drama
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.
The reality of child soldiers is depicted in disturbing, realistic detail as the young are exploited for evil leaders in an unnamed African civil war.
16+ years 96 mins
A unique drama based on the true stories of a group of teenagers seeking asylum in the UK.
14+ years 89 mins
Moving account of an African-American boy adopted by a wealthy white family, which won star Sandra Bullock an Oscar.
11+ years 128 mins
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