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Good Lie
     

The Good Lie

5.0 3
Director: Philippe Falardeau,

Cast: Philippe Falardeau, Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany

 
Fifteen years after being orphaned by the civil war in Sudan, 3600 displaced refugees known as "The Lost Boys" get a shot at a new life thanks to a massive humanitarian effort that aims to bring them to America. Academy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) stars in this inspirational

Overview

Fifteen years after being orphaned by the civil war in Sudan, 3600 displaced refugees known as "The Lost Boys" get a shot at a new life thanks to a massive humanitarian effort that aims to bring them to America. Academy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line) stars in this inspirational drama from Oscar-nominated director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar).

Product Details

Release Date:
12/23/2014
UPC:
0883929379699
Original Release:
2014
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:50:00
Sales rank:
11,895

Special Features

Share in the amazing personal experiences of star Reese Witherspoon, director Philippe Falardeau and others as they reveal the challenges and joys of creating this extraordinary film in The Good Lie Journey; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Reese Witherspoon Carrie Davis
Arnold Oceng Mamere
Ger Duany Jeremiah
Emmanuel Jal Paul
Corey Stoll Jack
Kuoth Wiel Abital
Femi Oguns Theo
Lindsey Garrett Jenny
Sarah Baker Pamela
Peterdeng Mongok Young Mamere
Okwar Jale Young Theo
Thon Kueth Young Jeremiah
Deng Ajuet Young Paul
Keji Jale Young Abital
David Madingi Young Gabriel
Kon Akoue Auok Young Daniel
Sibusisu Moyo Young Simon
Antoine Wonder Kalambay Boy (River of Children)
Elikana Jale James
Afemo Omilami Dr. Monyang
Michael Cole Reverend Trutner
Brian Kurlander Frank
Jimi Kocina Karl
Joshua Mikel Dave
Mike Pniewski Nick
Thad Luckinbill Matt
Vince Pisani INS Boston
Kim Banta INS Kansas City
Travis Smith Roger
Sharon Conley Erin Sullivan
Raj Kala Man In English Class
Parisa Johnston Sari Woman In English Class
Heather Lyda Homeless Woman
Maria Howell INS Agent
Clifton Guterman INS Clerk
Kenny Alfonso Police Officer
Victor McCay Reed
Jacob Kuol Alier Fargo Boy
Berglind Jonsdottir Swedish Official
Dhan Kueth Majok
Israel Makoe Bracelet Soldier
Keith Woulard Soldier
John Prendergast Toby
Tiffany Jones Refugee Worker
Nat Ramabulana U.N. Worker
Lavine Dimo Guinea Worm Girl
Julia Ayiol Village Mother
Sope Aluko Processing Office Woman
Suehyla El-Attar Immigration Official
Abena Ayivor Immigration Official #2
Levi Burdick INS Official
Lele Ledwaba Food Worker
Mari Malek Party Guest
Flora Peter Deng Abital's Mother

Technical Credits
Philippe Falardeau Director
Danny Brown Set Decoration/Design
Erin Cochran Art Director
Richard Comeau Editor
Raine Edwards Makeup
Brian Grazer Producer
Jonathan Gregoire Animator
Shira Hockman Art Director
Genevieve Hofmeyr Producer
Ron Howard Producer
Broderick Johnson Executive Producer
Andrew Kosove Executive Producer
Suttirat Anne Larlarb Costumes/Costume Designer
Martin Léon Score Composer
Thad Luckinbill Producer
Trent Luckinbill Producer
Mindy Marin Casting
Emma McGill Associate Producer
Margaret Nagle Screenwriter
Deepak Nayar Executive Producer
Bobby Newmyer Executive Producer
Deborah Jelin Newmyer Executive Producer
Aaron Osborne Production Designer
Cat Palmer Art Director
Ronald Plante Cinematographer
Kim Roth Executive Producer
Ellen H. Schwartz Executive Producer
Hemal Shah Production Manager
Karen Kehela Sherwood Producer
Jeffrey Silver Co-producer
Molly Smith Producer
David H. Venghaus Asst. Director
Jonathan Watkins Musical Direction/Supervision
Kevin A. Zimmerman Sound Editor
Mario Zvan Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Good Lie
1. Scene 1 [9:48]
2. Scene 2 [9:55]
3. Scene 3 [10:14]
4. Scene 4 [9:51]
5. Scene 5 [10:36]
6. Scene 6 [9:03]
7. Scene 7 [10:33]
8. Scene 8 [9:07]
9. Scene 9 [11:10]
10. Scene 10 [10:17]
11. Scene 11 [2:31]
12. Scene 12 [6:43]

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The Good Lie 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Twink More than 1 year ago
The countdown to Christmas is on - there's a flurry of buying, a plethora of ads and a huge sense of urgency to be 'ready'. But at this time of the year, I think we also need to slow down and think just how fortunate we are and of those who have not been so blessed, to celebrate the joy in being alive and to remember the best gifts cannot be unwrapped. The Good Lie starring Reese Witherspoon releases today. And it's a movie you need to watch. In my place of work, I have met and had conversations with Sudanese refugees. Their stories are horrific, but need to be told, so the world knows. The Good Lie tells the story of some of the lost boys of Sudan. Who are the lost boys? In 1983 civil war broke out in Sudan - approximately 2.5 million people were killed - and thousands of children were left orphaned. Over 20,000 children trekked over 1000 miles, looking for safety. Ethiopia was not the safe haven they had been told of, so instead they journeyed to Kenya - and the Kakuma refugee camp. The Good Lie is the story of three boys and one girl, who spent 13 years in the camp and were then sponsored to relocate in the US. Witherspoon plays Carrie,  a hardened job counselor whose life become inextricably entwined with these four. Oh boy, my emotions ran the gamut on this movie - horror at the war, fear for the children, hope for a new life and sadness for those still in the camps, awe at the courage shown and joy. I laughed out loud in many parts (the chicken crossing the road joke gets new life) and I cried many times. (The reason behind the title will break your heart.)  The Good Lie lets us see North American life through the eyes of a newcomer as they try to learn and navigate the rules, regulations, customs and everyday life we take for granted, but still live by their own core values. I think one of the most telling scenes was when Jeremiah, one of the four, is sent out to throw away the 'old food' to make room for the 'new food' at his grocery stocking job. He helps a homeless woman pick through the food destined for the dumpster - and is promptly berated by the boss. Jeremiah's reaction is one we should all have. Witherspoon is one of my favourite actresses. She was perfect in this film. The actors playing the four (and their younger selves) all had personal ties to the Sudan either as refugees themselves or children of refugees. Sadly, I don't think this movie has received the press it should have while at the theatres. It's a five star, thumbs up watch for this viewer. If you're looking for a film that celebrates the human spirit and that will resonate with you after the credits have rolled, The Good Lie is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish there were 10 stars available. Excellent movie !
HOOFPRINTS More than 1 year ago
Twink, Thank you for your compassion and empathy, I will go out today and buy this movie.   (The best gifts cannot be unwrapped) is my  new Christmas Mantra.  Again Thank you.