The Good Lie Movie with Reese Witherspoon #Giveaway

The Good Lie Movie with Reese Witherspoon is a film about the Lost Boys, refugees from Sudan. It is both informative and entertaining. Rated PG-13 because of violent scenes from the war in Sudan which cause the Lost Boys to become orphans, this movie has lessons about love, humility, faith and respect for all ages. It also teaches us about completely different cultures and how they can be brought together.

The Good Lie Movie

The Lost Boys flee from the viciousness of the Northern Militia who kill adults and kidnap children. In this movie, a group, including the three children who are the main characters in the film go through hunger, intense fear and the death of some of the children while walking hundreds of miles to reach a refugee camp and safety.

Their mantra is “I want to live, I do not want to die”. And they did, making it to the camp that would be their homes for years. Then they are offered to move to America. This is where the cultural differences come to light.

Reese Witherspoon, who plays Carrie, their job recruiter. When she realizes their utter confusion and feeling lost again, she takes them under her wing to help them learn the ropes and to succeed in America. The four young adults including another refugee and one of the men’s sister are played by Sudanese who actually went through this horrific ordeal. This brings realism to this film.

The Good Lie Movie with Reese Witherspoon

The Good Lie movie, which I was given for review, is based on a real story and relates struggle from Sudan and their life in the US that turns into a miracle in their chance to live without fear.

It is heartbreaking, a bit comical and a “feel good movie” that also shows the change or heart of a rough job recruiter who finds work without really caring.

Check into the Good Lie Fund which helps South Sudanese children in crisis and Lost Boys and Girls’ communities. You may be interested in the soundtrack. The Good Lie movie comes out on DVD December 23, but I have a copy to give away to one of my readers.

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Comments

  1. I would give this to my mom. Reese Witherspoon is her favorite actress. 🙂

  2. Deb Jackson says:

    I would keep it because I have not seen the movie yet.

  3. amy williams says:

    wow I would keep it I have wanted to see this since it previewed and it just looks so good plus Reese is one of my favorites.

  4. vickie couturier
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    I like reese and I would keep it to watch with some of my friends

  5. Victoria Zumbrum says:

    I want it. I really want to see it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. I’d keep it to watch myself because I love Reese Witherspoon!

  7. I would keep it for a movie night with my hubby!

  8. Alexa Cohen says:

    i would give it to my girlfriend cause she loves this movie!

  9. I’d keep it for myself because Reese is one of my favorite actresses.

  10. I would keep this for myself. I like Reese Witherspoon and I have only heard good things about this movie.

  11. i really like this movie

  12. kayla hyde
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    I would keep it for myself so my husband and I could watch it.

  13. Priscilla S. says:

    I would keep it because it looks like a great movie and I’m interested in seeing more about The Lost Boys.

  14. shelly peterson says:

    I would keep it because it look like a good movie to watch and I like Reese Witherspoon.

  15. I would keep it! I’m a big Reese fan 🙂

  16. Good movie based on true story!
    Informative and entertaining! A good movie to watch with your love ones.

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