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Rated PG-13 · 110 min. · 2014

Drama



The film may have Oscar aspirations for itself and Reese Witherspoon, but a muddled tone undercuts this true story of four young survivors of Sudanese civil war. Witherspoon plays an employment agency rep who finds jobs for newly arrived refugees and becomes invested in the lives of the ones this tale centers on. By never settling on strong points of view for the main characters, director Phillipe Falardeau and screenwriter Margaret Nagle fail to sufficiently tell the tale of these "Lost Boys of Sudan." There is a great film to be made from this story, but this isn't it.


See our full review: Film review: Reese Witherspoon and Sudanese refugees in <i>The Good Lie</i>

Film review: Reese Witherspoon and Sudanese refugees in The Good Lie

There's a great story to be told about these "Lost Boys of the Sudan," but this isn't it »

Official Site: www.thegoodliemovie.com
Director: Philippe Falardeau
Writer: Margaret Nagle
Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, Kuoth Wiel, Sarah Baker, Peterdeng Mongok, Okwar Jale and Thon Kueth

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