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The Good Lie

The Good Lie

 

Rated PG-13 · 109 minutes · 2014

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Canadian director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar) goes Hollywood with this sensitive but fairly bland docudrama about Sudanese refugees starting life anew in Kansas City, Missouri. The main characters are played by actual refugees—two of whom were child soldiers—and their uninflected, authoritative performances compensate for the feel-good simplifications of Margaret Nagle’s script. (At worst, the movie feels like something Ron Howard, one of the producers, might have directed.) Reese Witherspoon plays the requisite white identification figure, a sassy career counselor who helps the refugees reunite with their estranged family members.
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Director: Philippe Falardeau
Producer: Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Kim Roth, Ellen H. Schwartz, Deepak Nayar and Deb Newmyer
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, Thad Luckinbill, Nyakuoth Wiel, Femi Oguns, Sarah Baker and Lindsey Garrett

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