"Same rules apply."
Movie review for Lion
Okay I know it's officially a 2016 film, but this is the best film I've seen so far in 2017. I came out of this movie with tears streaming down my face, and so did many others I saw. You know what makes this movie so powerful? It's partly that it's a true story yes, but it's also the fact that there are many other stories like this. And this movie paid tribute to that fact with a message at the end advising to help people in need and people who have lost family members and can't find home. This movie gripped me with that reality and from the first minute, I was in it. And ready to have the most emotional rollercoaster ride ever. The last time I cried that much in a cinema was when I watched Room (2015). Okay so for one, I want to talk about the supporting actors. Let's start with Nicole Kidman. Although I've never been that fond of her, she managed to turn a performance here that was truly moving in a lot of scenes. And that I was quite shocked by, she was portraying the character very well and adding her own strong emotions into it, which made her very good to watch. Alongside David Wenham, another Australian actor (Who was actually born near a school I went to. Cool right?), he was also very great, more of his scenes were earlier on in the story and he became a little less seen throughout but I thought it was fine for the kind of person he was. He did very well. Priyanka Bose as the main characters mother was also great, while her scenes were minimal, her impact was obviously strong and when she was seen she was just riveting. Abhishek Bharate as the main characters younger brother, was really good as well and I found it great that you saw more of him throughout the film as well as in the start, he was a great young actor. And hey, Rooney. Rooney Mara, I could never forget about you. It's impossible not to love this woman, she's just so amazing in everything she's in. And she was in this movie even more than I thought she would be, which I loved seeing. Her character has so much concern and real love for the main character and it's absolutely heartwarming. (CONTINUED IN COMMENTS)