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Lion (2016) Review | CineMuseFilms

UPDATE, February 8, 2017 – I saw Lion yesterday. It is a beautiful, moving, and important film — particularly impressive in the way it covers the psychological trauma of lost children.

I’m eager to see Lion starring Dev PatelThe film is awarded a top rating (4.5 stars) by CineMuseFilms, which considers the “social, cultural and political landscape” of a film. Given the current refugee/immigrant uproar we have on our hands, it’s an opportune time to affirm interest in people from other lands.

If you’ve already seen “Lion,” what did you think?

Lion (2016) Review | CineMuseFilms

“If film-art is the pursuit of visual pleasure, powerful storytelling and high emotional impact, then Lion (2016) is the year’s high-water mark for Australian productions. Based on the book A Long Way Home (2014), this adaptation is a richly textured essay on the primal human need for belonging that will resonate with anyone who has ever wondered who they are… An immensely satisfying cinematic experience: visually stunning, narratively powerful, and an emotional whirlwind.” ~ Richard Alaba, CineMuseFilms

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Lion Movie Trailer

Lion (2016) Film Synopsis

“In this adaptation of the memoir A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, a five-year-old Indian boy is adopted by an Australian couple after he gets lost in Calcutta. Years later, he struggles with his memories of his birth family, and decides to begin a search for them. Dev Patel stars as the adult Brierley in this drama directed by Garth Davis. Nicole Kidman, David Wenham, and Rooney Mara co-star.” ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi, Fandango


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. Amy Riddett

    I’ve just written a review for this too, I loved this film! It was such a powerful story and I loved every minute of it, even if I did cry my eyes out from start to finish! Loved your review. Amy

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for your input, Amy. I’m seeing this film in a few days – can hardly wait. I like Cinemuse’s reviews, too.

      • Amy Riddett

        Oh you’ll love it! Make sure you take your tissues!

      • JoAnn Chateau

        I will. Thanks for the tip!

  2. usfman

    I saw this film last week to prepare for our upcoming trip to India. Happiness for the Indian boy did not coincide with attaining wealth. Very touching film.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      How interesting that you note happiness is different from attained wealth. That’s a little deeper than many people want to go.

  3. Robert A. Vella

    It looks compelling, thanks!

  4. Rosaliene Bacchus

    Thanks for the tip, JoAnn. I hadn’t heard about it. I’ll check it out.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for the share!

      • Grandtrines

        You are welcome!

  5. Sue Dreamwalker

    JoAnn.. I went on Wednesday this week to watch it.. It was BRILLIANT… go and watch it.. You will not be disappointed.. It should have got all those awards which LA LA Land got.. I didn’t rate that film at all.. 🙂

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Another rave review! Thanks, Sue, I will see it for sure.

      • Sue Dreamwalker

        I cried.. but you will enjoy.. xxx

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