• The Good Lie (2014)

The Good Lie

Release Date: October 3rd, 2014

DVD Release Date: December 23rd, 2014

PG-13 |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

After their village is destroyed and their parents killed by Northern militia, Sudanese orphans Theo, his siblings and other survivors make a difficult journey to a refugee camp in Kenya. Thirteen years later, the group gets the chance to settle in the U.S. They are met in Kansas by Carrie Davis (Reese Witherspoon), who has been charged with finding them jobs. However, seeing how adrift they are in 20th-century America, Carrie endeavors to help them in rebuilding their shattered lives.

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, Thad Luckinbill, Kuoth Wiel, Femi Oguns

Director: Philippe Falardeau

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Imagine Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment, Black Label Media

Keywords: Rescue, House, 2010s, Fascinating, Transformation, Office, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Reese Witherspoon is funny and touching as the scrappy Kansan who befriends the bewildered arrivals, and the movie's three Lost Boys, no longer lost or boys, are intensely appealing. show more

  • 80
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    The Good Lie is a touching, generous-hearted movie, sensitively directed by Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar) working with a smart, sly, long-gestated script by Margaret Nagle (Boardwalk Empire). show more

  • 70
    James RocchiTheWrap

    It works as well as it does precisely because of an intelligence, humanity and restraint we rarely see in Hollywood films. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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