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"Lion" is really two beautifully shot films. One tells the tenacious story of 5-year-old Saroo Brierley lost in Kolkata, eastern India, 1,600 kilometers from home. The other recounts the less dramatic, and slightly forced, story of that same boy all grown up looking for answers about his past.Salvation comes in the form of Nicole Kidman in a truly appalling '80s wig.The second half of the film slackens somewhat as Patel takes over 25 years later.Soon, Saroo is pushing away his girlfriend – a very bad idea since it's the marvelous Rooney Mara – and studying satellite images from India by a certain internet company that shall go unnamed in this sentence, tracing train tracks from a laptop.He has no idea where he came from and the film nicely uses flashbacks to show partial memories flooding back.
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