David Wenham

Dev Patel digs into the role of an orphaned Indian boy who finds his way home in 'Lion'

Dev Patel digs into the role of an orphaned Indian boy who finds his way home in 'Lion'

A real-life fairy tale several times over, "Lion" is blessed with a Ripley's Believe It or Not story line that would warm the heart of a stone. But as the Brothers Grimm knew, fairy tales present obstacles along with blessings, and that is the case here as well.

The problem "Lion" has to deal with is that, despite stars as strong as Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara, it's impossible to get people into theaters without acknowledging the story's irresistible specifics. And once you reveal the conclusion, how are you going to keep audiences entertained until the narrative gets there?

As directed by Australia's Garth Davis in his feature debut and...

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