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The Good Lie—Movie Review

2 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

Fictionalizing a true-life story has many pitfalls, but The Good Lie dodges most of them as it creates a genuinely moving drama, unapologetically wearing its heart on its sleeve. If you want a “pure” version of this material, check out Lost Boys of Sudan (2003) or God Grew Tired of Us (2006). But since most moviegoers don’t seek out documentaries, this studio production, with Reese Witherspoon in a key role, will bring the heart-rending story of the Sudanese immigrants to a much wider audience. It’s difficult to imagine all that the “lost boys” have endured, fleeing from brutal violence in their war-ravaged villages, losing their parents and closest family members, walking...

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- Leonard Maltin

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Review: Reese Witherspoon's Half-Hearted, Emotionally Dishonest 'The Good Lie'

2 October 2014 3:16 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In 2011, Canadian writer/director Philippe Falardeau earned acclaim and an Oscar nomination for "Monsieur Lazhar," a low-key but powerful tale that joined an examination of how children cope with death, with the story of an Algerian immigrant making a life for himself in Quebec. The buzz around the film and filmmaker finds Falardeau now revisiting those themes on a broader, big-budget canvas with "The Good Lie." However, though this film is "inspired" by true events, it lacks the nuance or subtlety of his breakthrough picture. Indeed, "The Good Lie" is so manufactured around a particular dramatic blueprint that any sense of spontaneity, surprise and engagement are sucked right out of the picture.  Earnest to a fault, "The Good Lie" spends the first thirty minutes working earnestly as a cinematic Teaching Moment, should you not have seen the 2006 Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary "God Grew Tired of Us: The »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tiff Review: 'The Good Lie' Starring Reese Witherspoon

8 September 2014 4:04 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In 2011, Canadian writer/director Philippe Falardeau earned acclaim and an Oscar nomination for "Monsieur Lazhar," a low key but powerful tale that joined an examination of how children cope with death with the story of an Algerian immigrant making a life for himself in Quebec. The buzz around the film and filmmaker finds Falardeau now revisiting those themes on a broader, big budget canvas with "The Good Lie." However, though this film is "inspired" by true events, it lacks the nuance or subtlety of his breakthrough picture. Indeed, "The Good Lie" is so manufactured around a particular dramatic blueprint that any sense of spontaneity, surprise and engagement are sucked right out of the picture.  Earnest to a fault, "The Good Lie" spends the first thirty minutes working earnestly as a cinematic Teaching Moment, should you not have seen the 2006 Sundance Film Festival award winning documentary "God Grew Tired of Us: The. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Good Lie’

7 September 2014 6:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A good lie, according to Huckleberry Finn, is a prevarication where the “rightness” of the outcome excuses the “wrongness” of having fibbed in the first place. to an uplifting and overly earnest picture that isn’t really about her character at all — nor should it be. But if that mistruth helps spread the word about the Sudanese situation, earning Warner Bros. a pretty penny in the process, how wrong can it be?

The thing is, we miss Reese. Over the past decade, the actress has grown too scarce on the bigscreen, and though “Wild” promises to be her big awards vehicle this year, the advertising campaign for “The Good Lie” suggests a chance to see America’s sweetheart in feisty “Erin Brockovich” or “The Blind Side” mode, demanding, “Who do I have to screw around here to see a goddamn immigration supervisor?” in her most sexually empowered redneck drawl.

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- Peter Debruge

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Heretic Boards Jonathan Safran Foer Docu ‘Eating Animals’

8 August 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Heretic Films announced today it will present Eating Animals, the documentary based on Jonathan Safran Foer‘s bestselling book that Natalie Portman is producing for her Handsome Charlie Films alongside Foer and director Christopher Dillon Quinn (God Grew Tired Of Us). Film examines our dietary choices and the food we put in our bodies, including the factory farms and fisheries that grub comes from. Heretic’s Burton Ritchie will exec produce and Ben Galecki will serve as associate producer. Biz Stone and Evan Williams are also executive producers on the film. “With what we eat and where it comes from a […] »

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #182. Christopher Dillon Quinn’s Eating Animals

4 February 2014 8:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Eating Animals

Director: Christopher Dillon Quinn

Producers: Natalie Portman, Christopher Dillon Quinn and Jonathan Safran Foer

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

He landed on the docu-scene with 2006′s Sundance Grand Jury Prize/Audience Award winning God Grew Tired of Us and if Christopher Dillon Quinn adds more “bite” to the book to docu film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals, then we’ll have a stronger discourse/kitchen table conversation about the wrongs of the farming industry and the rights of anti-Super Size Me plant-based diet. Sir Paul McCarthy is among the talking heads found in the docu.

Gist: Based on the New York Times best-selling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, this will explore the realities of contemporary animal agriculture alongside the complexities of food ethics and is an examination of our dietary choices and the food we put in our bodies.

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