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Watch: Reese Witherspoon Guns for Oscar Gold in Trailer for ‘The Good Lie’

Watch: Reese Witherspoon Guns for Oscar Gold in Trailer for 'The Good Lie'

For “The Good Lie,” Academy Award-nominated director Philippe Falardeau (“Monsieur Lazhar”) brings to the big screen the story of Sudanese “Lost Boys,” escapees from the brutal civil war in Sudan who came to America. Starring Reese Witherspoon and Corey Stoll as the American hosts and Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Nyakouth Weil as the Sudanese orphans, “The Good Lie” is slated to hit theaters on October 3.

An October release is, of course, a prime spot for an awards hopeful. Witherspoon has already won an Oscar (for Best Actress in “Walk The Line”), and Stoll earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his turn as Ernest Hemingway in “Midnight in Paris.” Think this stands a chance of going the distance based on the trailer?

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If there is anything good going on here, I fail to see it. Embarrassing!


bad chills…


wow, this looks horrible. Another white savior movie about minorities. How about giving the storytelling agency to, I don't know, the Sudanese?


Reese is lovely, but her acting on this seems to be normal. I hope the next Oscar Winner for Leading Actress to be someone with a meaningful performance, as Marion Cotillard's in Two Days, One Night or something with a high level of depth and art.



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