Movie Monday is a weekly feature here on my blog, in which I’m rambling about movies I’ve watched lately.
This week I watched an emotional movie based on true story, that will probably stay with me forever.
In my opinion, there’s only few movies that come out in a course of a year, that have such an emotional impact as Lion had on me.
Maybe in that sentence I said too many, now when I think about it. Because I am trying so hard to remember when was the last time I was so touched by the movie I watched, and in this moment, I can’t remember it…
Lion is drama, based on true events described in memoir called Long Way Home (now renamed into Lion) by Saroo Brierley.
In whole honesty, it is hard for me to tell you what it is about without spoilers, but I will try to keep those at minimum.
Lion is the story about lost boy. About Saroo who, as little kid, fell asleep in train and traveled 1600 km without anyone noticing him. He found himself in India, where people spoke different language then him.
After spending months living on streets and, after some time, in orphanage, he was adopted by Australian family.
As a grown up man, he decided to find his real family to let them know he was alive.
But finding his family wasn’t easy.
Every year before Oscars, I like to watch as many Best Picture nominated movies as I can, before the ceremony.
I like to guess who will win (and sometimes I even bet).
This year LaLa Land is main favorite (as I understood). I still haven’t watched that movie (I plan to this week), but I can’t even imagine that any movie would be better then Lion.
I just can’t.
This movie is not just entertaiment (in fact, it will
probably make you cry), but it is an eye opener.
It made me see some things I didn’t before, and it also reminded me how privileged my life is.
I am not a fan of that word: privilege, but when I think about lives of children with fate similar to fates of children in this movie, I can’t think of any other word, because the word privilege describes the truth.
As I already said, this movie is highly impacted with emotions.
Me and my boyfriend both cried multiple times while watching (don’t tell him I told you that).
I truly think that there is no human being who wouldn’t get emotional while watching this masterpiece.
Trust me, the tears will fall down your cheeks, so prepare tissues.
Note: Picture in this post is not my property but taken from IMDb site and is property of The Weinstein Company.
7 thoughts on “Movie Monday: Lion”
Great review. I am dying to see this (mainly cos of Kidman’s nomination and the Oscar buzz) but it does look excellent too. And very heartbreaking – I’ll cry for sure.
I’m also DESPERATE to see La La Land 🙂 But unfortunately my DVD store takes forever to get new movies in, so it’ll be a while. Lol 😉
Loved this post!
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Thanks Amy! Here in my country all the nominated movies are in movie theaters right now. That’s how I watched Noctural Animals (I missed it first time around), but I didn’t review that one bc I didn’t like it, and I wanted to spotlight only Lion.
I really hope you’ll have an opportunity to watch Lion soon.
I haven’t seen this film but I have seen the trailer and the actors giving interviews. It looks like a very moving film. I saw Trainspotting 2 on Saturday and it was brilliant.
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I actually wanted to ask you how it was, a nd how it’s when you compare it to the first movie?
I thought it was brilliant. Up to date and as good as the first one. Possible left open for a third. I would like to watch it again as it was that good.
See, I’m not interested in LaLaLand at all, but this one, I want to see! Even more now!