“Ever since my first viewing of the rather endearing trailer of the rather acclaimed director Philippe Falardeau’s The Good Lie, I’ve always wanted to catch up with the film, simply because it looked (from its promotional material alone) like the one feel-good movie that wouldn’t insult my intelligence.
But while my expectations definitely had some bias to how I wanted the film seen, there are other factors to this too. Falardeau’s repertoire – at the risk of repeating myself – is a fairly impressive one; the 2011 Academy Award nominated Monsieur Lazhar bearing enough testimony to my statement.
Of course, looking at the cast alone, there’s the ever effervescent Reese Witherspoon, the glimpses of whose free-wheeling performance in the film already sparkle in the trailer. And if that’s not enough, it’s got attached within itself a host of some absolutely bankable names in the form of revered director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind) producing the film, teaming up with his Rush co-producer Brian Grazer (The Inside Man), among others.
The only skepticism the expectations veer toward is that the whole film looks too good to be true. But is it?”
– excerpt of the review by Ankit Ojha
This one’s a film to watch once, at the very least, and here’s exactly why: http://cinemaelite.com/film-reviews/the-good-lie-movie-review/