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The Good Lie

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CFDb Review:

Although a great film in message, this film does take the name of the Lord in vain, so I can’t recommend it for that reason along.

The Good Lie

Film Description:

Miracles are made by people who refuse to stop believing.

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 largely led by churches would bring 3,600 lost boys and girls to America.

In “The Good Lie,” Philippe Falardeau, brings the story of their survival, faith and triumph to life. Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war, star alongside Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon and Corey Stoll.

“The Good Lie,” an upcoming film that tells the story of “the Lost Boys” of Sudan who flee the country after civil war breaks out has a new trailer for faith-based viewers.

The film stars Academy Award Winning Actress Reese Witherspoon and focuses on the journey of Christian Sudanese refugees from their homeland to America. It documents their plight when fleeing from persecution, uses Christian themes to communicate the story and displays the difficulty when they attempt to blend in with American culture.

Witherspoon’s character is based a real woman who took in four Sudanese boys during the conflict. “The Good Lie” also stars “House of Cards” actor Corey Stoll. The new trailer is geared towards a faith-based audience and highlights some of the Christian elements in the film.

“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 largely led by churches would bring 3,600 lost boys and girls to America,” read the trailer’s description.

“The Good Lie” is produced by Alcon, the same studio that brought “The Blind Side” and “Dolphin Tale” to theaters. It was written by Margaret Nagle and directed by Philippe Falardeau. Filming for the movie took place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Release Date: (DVD/Blu-ray) December 23, 2014

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Film Cast

  • Reese Witherspoon … Carrie Davis
  • Corey Stoll … Jack
  • Sarah Baker … Pamela Lowi
  • Thad Luckinbill … Matt
  • Sharon Conley … Erin Sullivan
  • Mike Pniewski … Nick Costas
  • Nancy DeMars … Airport Traveller
  • Joshua Mikel … Dave
  • Parisa Johnston … Woman in Sari
  • Cara Mantella … Becky
  • Kaitlyn Ervin … Soldier’s Girlfriend
  • Arnold Oceng … Mamere
  • Ger Duany … Jeremiah
  • Kenny Alfonso … Police Officer

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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.

Genre: Drama, True Films | Duration: | Release Date: October 3, 2014 | MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Watch Trailer | Cover Image

Production Company: Alcon Entertainment
Writer: Margaret Nagle
Director: Philippe Falardeau
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Cara Mantella, Corey Stoll

Film Details

The Good Lie, 3.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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  1. Annelie says
    06 October 14, 5:47pm

    We were told this film does take the Lord’s name in vain and for that reason alone we cannot recommend it. We have not seen the film for this reason and perhaps will watch it on DVD with a language filter on it.

    CFDb

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