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Lion, the movie that will break your heart

Lion, the movie that will break your heart

As a mother and Human being this movie broke my heart and moved me deeply.

This powerful story told with emotion, beauty, pain and love, provides an accurate portrayal of the huge challenges facing vulnerable children in India every day, and shows us that what we do, really matter.

Adapted from the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, LION is about a Indian boy (Saroo Brierley) who, after a wrong train takes him thousands of miles away from home and family, survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, he sets out to find his lost family. The story seems so impossible that looks like a real miracle.

All the characters had an outstanding performance, but my favorite was little Sunny Pawar, the young boy that we just want to rescue all the time, the connection that he so perfectly shows with his older brother and mother is worth an Oscar. Nicole Kidman, with a very different image, and very similar to the real mother, give us another powerful moment when she tells her adopted son the truth about his adoption.

A very interest fact is that you only understand the name of the movie LION in the very end, almost when the credits begin.

LION had three Oscars nominations, for best supporting actor- Dev Patel,  best Supporting actress – Nicole Kidman and best picture, that I have to say are really breath taking.

This is definitely a movie to watch, but prepare a lot of tissues because you will enter an emotional journey that will show you the kind of hope we are looking for in the world.

You can watch the trailer here:





  • João Oliveira Simões

    March 14, 2017

    Loved the article and the movie! Thanks for recommending.

    • Chic Every Week

      March 14, 2017

      Hi João, the movie is really something, definitely one of my favorites 😉 XO XO Joana

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