Still working my way though Oscar-nominated movies.
Lion is named after my blog, so it has to be a good movie! In truth, it’s a very likable movie about a little Indian boy who gets lost, and is then adopted by nice liberal white people who didn’t want to have any children of their own because the world is already overpopulated and it’s selfish to give birth to your own children when there are so many orphans in India in need of parents.
India is a very photogenic country, so there are a lot of interesting scenes.
Dev Patel, who plays Saroo as an adult, is nominated for Best Supporting Actor. But the black Muslim guy who played the drug dealer father figure in Moonlight is considered most likely to win that award.