By Suzanne A. Marshall from the May 2017 Edition
Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar (young Saroo)
Director: Garth Davis
“A five-year-old boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thou- sands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.”
This movie is billed as a biography drama. If you remain for a while through the trailers following the movie you will see the actual families and major characters. The story itself is heart- wrenching and beautifully expressed through the actors, screen writing and cinematography. The young actor, Sunny Pawar, has stunning capabilities as the young 5 year old protagonist and is absolutely convincing. Dev Patel (Slum Dog Millionaire, Best Marigold Hotel series) is such a wonderful actor with an emotional range that touches your heart and moves you emo- tionally. So, too, does Nicole Kidman, who plays the adoptive mother and I found her emotional range to be dramatic and realistic. I highly recommend this movie if you are looking for a straight up human drama as it really happened.
The film was nominated for 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, cinematography, music (original score), writing (best adapted screenplay)
The IMDB rating is 8.1/10 based on about 92,355 viewers.
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.