Review: Lion

Lion by Saroo Brierley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The quest to know oneself and where we come from is something lots of people struggle with, but it must be particularly strong in children such as Saroo Brierly who have been adopted out of their home country and are being raised in a different culture in a far away land. I found it incredible that this guy was able to find his home, the chances seem so remote that he could find the exact place he left by accident when he was 5 years old. It was very long odds that he would be able to find his home using Google Maps and what he remembered of his journey. The reunion with his Indian family was so nice.
The story isn’t emotive really, which is surprising when you think of how incredibly emotional it must have been for all involved. I read this because the movie was getting such a lot of attention and I will go and see that to take a look at how the filmmakers have the story play out on the screen.

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