Lion Synopsis
Adapted from the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, LION is about a Indian boy who, after a wrong train takes him thousands of miles away from home and family, survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple.
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Poignant, Emotional, and Enlightening Film

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Tear Jerker Alert!

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Must see

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Beautiful. Powerful.

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Rated PG-13 | For Thematic Material and Some Sensuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Great performances in emotional, intense biographical drama.
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