Sunday, January 29, 2017


Sunday afternoon, Sharon and I went to the Palladio theaters in Folsom to see Lion. When we first went to the Palladio theater in October, I was very impressed. At this point, I prefer the Century 14 and the Palladio Luxe.

This is part of our effort to see all of the Oscar nominated films. Lion received six Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Patel), Best Supporting Actress (Kidman) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The film is based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose. It stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman.

The movie tells the true story of a five-year-old Indian boy who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives a number of challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

So far, we have seen five of the nine films nominated for Best Picture. This is my second favorite. I rank it behind La La Land, but ahead of Manchester by the Sea, Fences and Moonlight. I enjoyed the film and recommend it!

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