The Good Lie (2014)

The Good Lie (2014)
  • Time: 112 min
  • Genre: Drama
  • Director: Philippe Falardeau
  • Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Sarah Baker, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany


A young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War who wins a lottery for relocation to the United States with three other lost boys. Encountering the modern world for the first time, they develop an unlikely friendship with a brash American woman assigned to help them, but the young man struggles to adjust to this new life and his feelings of guilt about the brother he left behind.

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  • Those expecting The Good Lie to be Reese Witherspoon’s Erin Brokovich or The Blind Side are in for a shock, which should dissolve into pleasant surprise at this moving, heartfelt drama.

    In 2000, a resettlement effort was undertaken to relocate Sudanese refugees to the United States. Known as the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” these were children left orphaned and homeless by the civil war between the north and south sides of Sudan. The film focuses on a handful of these children – siblings Mamere, Theo and Abital (played as children by Peterdeng Mongok, Okwar Jale and Keji Jale) and brothers Paul and Jeremiah (Deng Ajuet and Thon Kueth) – as they traverse their perilous land, walking 735 miles and staving off starvation, dehydration and armed militia.

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