The Good Lie (2014)

So, The Good Lie, right where do I start?

It’s not really what you expect as in the trailer it sells it as another Reese WItherspoon movie and yeah she definitely plays a big part in the movie but its definitely not all about her.  The movie starts with a story of three brothers and a sister (non blood related) refugees who win the refugee lottery to move to the U.S after a civil war breaks out in Sudan. The sister and brothers get split up, the three brothers getting send to one place, meeting Reese Witherspoon and the sister to live in another.  So really, the rest of the story follows the struggles of the three brothers being apart from their sister starting out a life in the U.S.

This movie is brilliant and the acting is so good.  It’s such a good watch!  Its so touching and inspiring!  It’s everything!

You kind of learn the necessity of having family, friends or a unit who support each other, rather than focusing on the material things in life.  An example, which is not really a spoiler is that the three brothers arrive in the U.S with a carrier bag of belongings and nothing else but themselves.  They eventually settle in to the modern world but they never lose hope that they will be together again with their sister.  The plot unfolds with more emotional battles to overcome.  But its not all sad!  Its actually a feel good movie, which was great for my lazy weekend sitting here feeling all good about myself understanding how lucky we are in life to have what we have.  I really want to tell you so much more about the movie, but I know I will spoil it for you!

I definitely recommend you to watch this movie and I hope my review has intrigued you into watching it!

Have a great week you lovely people!




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