Have You Seen the Movie, “Lion”?

I am so excited to share with you a summer filled with positive, helpful movie reviews! My hope is that these will be the best family movies for your summer break.

I’m calling this series, “Amazing Summer Movies for Families to Enjoy.”

I’ve invited some of my favorite blogging friends to share movies they love with you. Each Wednesday morning, I’ll add a new review for you to enjoy.

You and your family can gain a whole slew of great movie suggestions from reading these weekly reviews. I hope these articles will lead to a fun summer of movie watching for you and your crew.

Today’s Movie Title: Lion

Have You Seen the Movie, "Lion"?

Movie Year: 2016


Sunny Pawar as young Sarro. Dev Patel as older Saroo. Abhishek Bharate as Guddu. Nicole Kidman as Sue Brierley. David Wenham as John Brierley.

Movie Genre:

Drama, Based on True Story.

Rated: PG-13

Movie Summary:

This story is based on a true story that reveals what one situation can have a young child carry for a lifetime. Saroo is strong, wise, and well equipped with discernment as he escapes from many situations that could have ended in tragedy. Instead, the movie is topped off with a remarkable ending that leaves you with such hope for children and adoption.

Why I chose this Movie:

I watched this movie with my two oldest children that are a preteen and a teenager. I decided to watch this specific movie with them because my oldest has a passion to one day adopt. Her hope is to adopt out of a country. Although I completely support her and hope for this to become reality for her one day, I hope for her to also see the realism of adoption from an outside view from a different country.


I highly recommend Lion as a family movie with an age group of teenage and older. Due to a few cautionary scenes and for the depth of understanding of the characters life’s experience, the age group should be 13 years and older. Both of my children loved the movie and said they would watch it again. They both expressed that they learned a different view of another country and it taught them more about the depth of adoption.

Cautionary Scenes:

No profanity in the movie. The movie included three to four scenes that insinuate sexual encounter. One scene shows partial nudity. Two scenes in the movie insinuate child sex trafficking. I did have to explain this to my ten-year-old son. Although thought the director did an amazing job of no graphics or detail to the matter, you can see and feel the intensity within the movie that there was a situation arising.

Movie Availability:

DVD, Redbox, Vudoo, Amazon Movie.

About the Reviewer:

Carmen Brown HeadshotCarmen Brown is the creator of Married by His Grace blog. She actively writes to women who are desiring to build their home with the word of God.

Her passions involve staying connected with her family, drinking an immense amount of coffee daily, and developing content that will help and encourage new Christian Bloggers.

You can connect with Carmen on her blog, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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3 thoughts on “Have You Seen the Movie, “Lion”?

  1. Carmen, what a wonderful thing to reinforce your child’s dream through a family movie time!

  2. Thank-you for this great movie review!!! This seems like a very good and worthwhile movie to watch!! Thank-you very very much!!!

  3. Thank you, Carmen, for such a great movie review!
    This feature is both moving and very sad at times.
    Appreciate you sharing it with us!
    Sure am blessed by you~

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