‘Lion’ Review: Dev Patel & Nicole Kidman Lead Emotional And Powerful True Story Of Family Ties

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With Lionthe Weinstein Company has another potential crowd-pleaser that also could be an Oscar crowd-pleaser. The film, runner-up for the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, has all the elements that make a hit but at its heart is an emotional powerhouse of a true story. It centers on 5-year-old Saroo from Calcutta, who becomes hopelessly lost during an outing with his older brother and begins a journey across continents to eventually find a new…