"Lion" was not a film high on my radar but a couple of just good regular folk spoke very highly about it and was essentially the story of a young boy in India that gets lost and after many years returns home.
This is the beauty of movies and why not to read much (or anything) about a movie before you go. As the movie unfolded I was shocked too realize how close to home this hits.
I will just say that my wife and I are parents of internationally adopted children some of which were not not biologically related. Boy did this movie bring up/bring back "feelings and situations"
At the end of the day, this movie is based on a true story of an extremely poor 5 year old boy. He gets separated from his hero and best friend, his older brother while going to work…yes going to work.
Lost, ends up in a city many many miles away, becomes adopted to Austraila to a loving couple. Some 20+ years later, he starts feeling some real pangs to find his biological family in India (who he knows never stopped looking for him).
Through the magic of Google Earth software and his very very few memories of landmarks and names of places, he attempts to put the puzzle together.
Definitely a feel good, emotional movie with 2 fine lead actors (Saroo at 5 and age 30) along with well known Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, this movie is proving popular. You will enjoy it and make sure you stay for the credits).