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The Good Lie

2014 — 1h 50min — PG-13 (Movie Review)

Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll

Director: Philippe Falardeau

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After their village is destroyed and their parents killed by Northern militia, Sudanese orphans Theo, his siblings and other survivors make a difficult journey to a refugee camp in Kenya. Thirteen years later, the group gets the chance to settle in the U.S. They are met in Kansas by Carrie Davis (Reese Witherspoon), who has been charged with finding them jobs. However, seeing how adrift they are in 20th-century America, Carrie endeavors to help them in rebuilding their shattered lives.

Redemptive Analogy

This movie, based on a true story, is a touching example of people deeply loving and faithfully serving one another, making tremendous sacrifices and putting others’ needs above their own. One brother gives himself up to the enemy in order to save his younger siblings. Then another brother goes to great lengths to find him. It’s a story of selfless love, a life being laid down in order to serve another. It models forgiveness, compassion and honoring one another which, in turn, positively impact the actions of others. It’s a story of faith and determination against all odds.

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