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The Good Lie


Oct 03, 2014

Latest Home Video

Dec 23, 2014

MPAA Rating



Philippe Falardeau


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


2014 Warner Brothers

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Still shot from the movie: The Good Lie.

Movie Release Information

This movie was unavailable to review in our market during its theatrical release. However please check our Content Details in the section below along with other information about this movie further down the page.


Carrie Davis (Reese Witherspoon) is forced to go above and beyond her job description as an employment councilor 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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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Good Lie... This additional information about the movie's content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Infrequent portrayals of war conflict, most involving children.
- Depictions of fighting and shooting.
- Some grotesque images in a historic context.

Sexual Content:
- Mild sexual references.
- Embracing and kissing.

- One use of scatological slang.
- Infrequent use of mild cursing and vulgar expressions.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use.
- Two scenes of drug use involving marijuana.

Extra info about this movie

Release Date: Limited -3 October 2014

From the Studio: “They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.” Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America.

In “The Good Lie,” Philippe Falardeau, (writer and director of the Oscar®- nominated Foreign Language film “Monsieur Lazhar”) brings the story of their survival and triumph to life. Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”) stars alongside Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war.” - by Warner Brothers

Learn more about The Lost Boys of Sudan.

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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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