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The Good Lie is a american film of genre Drama directed by Philippe Falardeau released in USA on 10 september 2014 with Reese Witherspoon

The Good Lie (2014)

The Good Lie
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Released in USA 10 september 2014
Length 1h52
Directed by
Genres Drama
Rating73% 3.6989453.6989453.6989453.6989453.698945

The Good Lie is a 2014 American drama film written by Margaret Nagle, and directed by Philippe Falardeau. Filmed in Atlanta, Georgia and South Africa, the film stars Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Corey Stoll, and Sarah Baker. It was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival before being released on October 3, 2014. Another major screening was held by the Greenwich International Film Festival on October 22, 2014, for the benefit of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.


Four young refugees, the Lost Boys of Sudan are helped by Carrie Davis, a brash American woman, after they win a lottery for relocation to the United States.


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