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God Grew Tired of Us

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Christopher Dillon Quinn & Tommy Walker

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Plot Summary

An award-winning, critically acclaimed documentary, narrated by Nicole Kidman, "God Grew Tired of Us" explores the indomitable spirit of three "Lost Boys" from the Sudan who are forced to leave their homeland due to a tumultuous civil war. Traveling barefoot across the sub-Saharan desert, John Bul Dau, Daniel Abol Pach and Panther Blor were among the 25,000 "Lost Boys" (ages 3 to 13) who fled villages, formed surrogate families and sought refuge from famine, disease, wild animals and attacks from rebel soldiers. Named by a journalist after Peter Pan's posse of orphans who protected and provided for each other, the "Lost Boys" traveled together for five years and against all odds crossed into the UN's refugee camp in Kakuma, Kenya. A journey's end for some, it was only the beginning for John, Daniel and Panther, who along with 3800 other young survivors, were selected to re-settle in the United States. The documentary chronicles their triumph over seemingly insurmountable adversities and a relocation to America, where the "Lost Boys" build active and fulfilling new lives but remain deeply committed to helping friends and family they have left behind. The film is produced by Brad Pitt and Dermot Mulroney.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 70
  • Fresh: 64
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 7.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: By focusing on these hardworking and eloquent young men, the film brings into clear light the indefatigability of the human spirit. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: It's worth seeing simply for the reunion between one of the men, a lovely spirit named John Bul Dau, and his long-separated mother. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Three Sudanese men struggle to adjust to life in the United States -- from their perspective, a very strange place -- in this affecting and well-made culture-shock documentary. – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 20, 2007

Fresh: A documentary to make you proud of what America offers to the rest of the world and worried that it can't keep its promises. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Nov 24, 2011

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Customer Reviews

nicole great movie again

just gonna say this is another amzing movie by nicole kidman she should go down in history for the worlds best actress of all time


My teacher showed us this movie in class last year in my 7th grade S.S class. It had me crying at the sight of those boys in Africa nearly dying. It had me laughing at them learning the American life style. It's not out of rudeness... it's just funny. :) But it's a grate movie and I love nicole kidman. :) She's fantastic.

God Grew Tired of us

Best documentary I've ever seen!

God Grew Tired of Us
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2007

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