THE GOOD LIE (Released to Theaters USA 2014)


Ben Meyers’ Rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

 The Good Lie—one film that shines all the way to the bank—WOW! This is a great inspirational film! It’s all about the human spirit, good ethics, being patient, survival, adaptability, being open to change…the list goes on and on…making the impossible, possible…never giving up on a dream even if it takes years of a life to accomplish. This is a film to love. The conclusion is perfect and so rightfully done. It’s about love and family and never giving up. The presentation, acting, and portrayal are great. The entire script and storyline are built on ethics and morality and yet an audience does not feel preached to…the message is strong and absolutely meaningful…but not at one moment does one feel coerced or forced by a ‘message’. The message just flows honestly…something we all innately know and in that it is a human film. Reese Witherspoon is wonderful as she makes her transformation. Corey Stoll is a great supporting actor. Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmauel Jal, and Kuoth Wiel casting are so well done. The children in the early part of the film have been cast exceptionally well. Great work for all involved. Lots of after viewing discussion available. It’s a good addition to the home video library. Be aware there are some violent scenes, but most of the violence is suggested rather than openly acted. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Google/Wikipedia Images 


Five Sudanese children are left as orphans during a Sudanese civil war. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Philippe Falardeau for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Karen Kehela Sherwood, Molly Smith, Thad Kuckinbill, and Trent Luckinbill for making the film possible. Cast includes Reese Witherspoon, Arnaold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, Kuoth Wiel, Femi Oguns, Sarah Baker, and Lindsey Garrett  

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. This is what we look for in movies: films that inspire and have a great script writer and director to bring it to life. Great work for all involved. 

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