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The Good Lie


Oct 03, 2014

Latest Home Video

Dec 23, 2014

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Philippe Falardeau


Reese Witherspoon
Corey Stoll
Sarah Baker
Arnold Oceng
Ger Duany
Emmanuel Jal
Nyakuoth Weil


2014 Warner Brothers

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Carrie Davis (Reese Witherspoon) is forced to go above and beyond her job description as an employment counselor when she agrees to help three refugees from Sudan, Africa settle into a new life in America. This movie is based on the Lost Boys of Sudan.

Content Details

Why Is The Good Lie Rated PG-13?

The Good Lie is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence, brief strong language and drug use.

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Violence: Depictions of war and conflict are shown, many involving children who watch their parents killed and their village burned to the ground. Screams are heard as people are shot off-screen. Dead bodies float down the river. Weapons are fired from a helicopter and explosions are seen. Children frighten off animals that are eating their dead prey and then drag the carcass off to eat it. Children die from exposure and lack of water. Boys scuffle. Depictions of the war torn countryside are seen. A man with severely burned legs waits to die. Soldiers take a boy captive. A man takes about his brother being eaten by a lion. Scars from encounters with animals and soldiers are seen.

Sexual Content: A partially naked man is seen in bed while a woman dresses. Some embracing and kissing is seen.

Language: The script contains a strong expletive for sexual activity along with other profanities, scatological slang and some mild cursing.

Alcohol / Drug Use:Characters drink alcohol on several occasions and some become drunk. Men give illegal drugs to an employee on at least two occasions. He is later depicted as being high.

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Home Video Releases for December 23

Home Video Releases for December 23

It’s another slow week for home video releases with two limited release movies finally making their way to home theaters. Reese Witherspoon stars in The Good Lie. In it she plays Carrie Davis, an employment counselor who goes beyond her job description when she begins helping three Sudanese refugees ...

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence, Drug Use.
AB PG Mature Subject Matter.
MB PG Violence, Mature Theme.
ON 14A Substance Abuse, Disturbing Content.
QC G Not Recommended For Young Children.
Not Rated

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Details on home video releases of The Good Lie...

Home Video Notes: The Good Lie
Release Date: 23 December 2014
The Good Lie releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- The Good Lie Journey
- Deleted Scenes

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