Lion Movie Review
By Myla Tosatto
The movie opens in the slums of India. There is theft. There is squalor. There is a lost child. There is hurt and anguish. There are subtitles! None of these should make keep from seeing Lion. Lion is about Saroo, a young boy who becomes lost from his home and his family. He finds himself alone in the streets and then in an orphanage in Calcutta until he is adopted by a loving family in Australia. As an adult, Saroo (Dev Patel) looks to find his homeland and reconnect with his family. Also check out our favorite Lion Movie Quotes.
Lion is up for 4 Golden Globes. Every one of them is well deserved. I have one quibble with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, though. Why no love for the director, Garth Davis? I must admit I am unfamiliar with his work but I will most certainly be keeping an eye on him. The noms earned are for Dev Patel for best supporting actor (though I could argue that he should share this nom with Sunny Pawar who plays him as his younger self), Nicole Kidman for supporting actress, best picture and best score. If the score by Dustin O’Halloran and Volker Bertelmann doesn’t win, there is no cinematic justice! The score was uplifting with just the right amount of gravitas that suited the subject perfectly.
If you are looking for a lovely, life reaffirming movie for the holidays that you can share with your (PG-13) family, look no further than Lion. It is a lovely, quiet, dreamy movie about mothers, adoption and family. This is a feel good redemption film with an Indie vibe. It’s basically a Disney movie if the Mouse House went art house.
P.S. Stay for the credits. You’re welcome.
Lion is playing in already playing in some theaters and will be playing in Kansas City on December 25th! Purchase your tickets TODAY from Fandango.com!
Watch the trailer below: