The Good Lie

The Good Lie

DVD - 2014
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They were known simply as "The Lost Boys." Orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3,600 lost boys and girls to America.
Publisher: [Place of production not identified] : Black Label Media, ©2014.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
digital, optical, rda.
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akirakato
May 31, 2018

Directed by Philippe Falardeau in 2014, this docudrama depicts the struggle of the orphaned children in Sudan and their journey to America.
Although the story seems appealing to the heart of the audience, the real-life nuance doesn't show up in this Hollywood production.
This type of production would be much better in a documentary format.

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marieloudavril
May 23, 2018

Amazing, inspiring, heartbreaking true story of humanity, suffering, troubles in time of war in Sudan in 1983. Most of all the children went through so much of lost, death, pain and suffering behind imagination for so young souls that have to survive by themselves. If I was the writer, I will change the title of this movie to be more suitable to the dramatic , unbelievable true story of the rescue of the Lost Boys in Sudan during the war in 1983. " The lost Boys of Sudan" will be perfect as a title. Also, one short part of the movie is not playing well. Librarian notified.

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Nooksack20
May 23, 2018

An OK flick about the trials and tribulations of immigrants from the Sudan. All in all, a propaganda piece supporting the notion that the U.S. should be the safe haven for refugees from around the world.

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kpelish
May 14, 2018

Inspiring without being insipid, sad without being hopeless. Beginning of the film is a graphic depiction of civil war including murdering children and a near-starvation trek . How the Lost Boys and Girls adjust to America is frequently funny, with a fresh look at American culture seen from new eyes (pizza is considered a godsend), throwing away expired food is incomprehensible. 9/11 creates a poignant twist for two brothers newly reunited.

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albella
Sep 06, 2017

Amazing film about humanity. Inspirational refugee based on true life story.

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idonya
Nov 24, 2016

An amazing movie. Everyone in my family loved it.

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sofa2001
Sep 20, 2016

This is one of the best films I've ever seen. A friend of ours recommended it, and I was impressed. Not for younger children, though.

LoganLib_Phoebe Apr 07, 2016

A wonderfully real movie with genuine characters. An inspiring, insightful and moving look into the life of a refugee.

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catherinejoy
Mar 03, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyable film. Gives a glimpse of the trauma experienced by Sudanese refugees, and the confusion and culture shock they experience when they move to America. And some of the actors really are refugees.

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carlkrater
Dec 30, 2015

This movie shows the best of America when individuals are faced with the moral delima of refugees and choose to do the right thing

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sofa2001
Sep 20, 2016

sofa2001 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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kpelish
May 14, 2018

Violence: Mass murders.

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vv8
Jun 05, 2015

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” - African proverb

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