The Good Lie

The Good Lie

DVD - 2014
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They were known simply as "The Lost Boys." Orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3,600 lost boys and girls to America.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Alcon Entertainment : Warner Bros., [2014]
Edition: Rental edition
Branch Call Number: DVD GOOD LI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Language Note: In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned

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kpelish
May 14, 2018

Inspiring without being insipid, sad without being hopeless. Beginning of the film is a graphic depiction of civil war including murdering children and a near-starvation trek . How the Lost Boys and Girls adjust to America is frequently funny, with a fresh look at American culture seen from new eyes (pizza is considered a godsend), throwing away expired food is incomprehensible. 9/11 creates a poignant twist for two brothers newly reunited.

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albella
Sep 06, 2017

Amazing film about humanity. Inspirational refugee based on true life story.

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idonya
Nov 24, 2016

An amazing movie. Everyone in my family loved it.

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sofa2001
Sep 20, 2016

This is one of the best films I've ever seen. A friend of ours recommended it, and I was impressed. Not for younger children, though.

LoganLib_Phoebe Apr 07, 2016

A wonderfully real movie with genuine characters. An inspiring, insightful and moving look into the life of a refugee.

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catherinejoy
Mar 03, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyable film. Gives a glimpse of the trauma experienced by Sudanese refugees, and the confusion and culture shock they experience when they move to America. And some of the actors really are refugees.

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carlkrater
Dec 30, 2015

This movie shows the best of America when individuals are faced with the moral delima of refugees and choose to do the right thing

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garycornell
Dec 29, 2015

I agree with the patron comment that sees a picture that needed to be made of the situation of "The Lost Boys". It is an amazing story that some of these boys walked over a 1000 miles out of the Sudan to safety. We have no ordinary movie here. These are inspirational hero's that were both men and women. I for one am glad to know their story!

Quimeras Sep 16, 2015

Something tells me that this is Hollywood's diluted version of events. Nonetheless, it serves its purpose: to raise awareness. And that is a good thing.

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amitshrestha
Sep 13, 2015

very nice and touchy!

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sofa2001
Sep 20, 2016

sofa2001 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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kpelish
May 14, 2018

Violence: Mass murders.

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vv8
Jun 05, 2015

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” - African proverb

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