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A heartwarming soul is the truth behind 'The Good Lie'
A heartwarming soul is the truth behind 'The Good Lie'

Small deceptions for the greater good are at the heart of "The Good Lie" about a handful of Sudanese "lost boys" who were resettled in the U.S. The most obvious deception is the notion that Reese Witherspoon is the star. The Oscar-winning actress is a minor player on-screen, a major player off when it comes to attracting audiences that might not otherwise come in the door. Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany and Emmanuel Jal are the film's real anchors, all with their own very real survivor stories that most certainly help inform this fictional piece — Duany and Jal were among the child soldiers forced to fight in Sudan; Oceng's father was killed in the war. But...

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