Recently my lifetime BFF and I did a girl’s day out including a movie that I knew little about. I’d only caught a few minutes of the Golden Globes (including Meryl Streep’s speech – awesome) and saw Dev Patel introducing the clip of his movie “Lion” up for Best Movie. I remember thinking how I loved him in “Slumdog Millionaire” and was intrigued by this new movie. So when my wise BFF suggested this film, I was in.
Accidentally separated from his family as a child, Saroo Brierley returns to India 25 years later to find them. (IMDb)
The movie based on an incredible true story, is both riveting and heartbreaking, the acting superb. The audience seemed enthralled; as the credits rolled no one moved to leave. It was overwhelming in the best possible way and an unforgettable story of love, loss and family. If you haven’t seen it, I encourage you to do so.