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Christopher Dillon Quinn & Tommy Walker
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About the Movie
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.
Fresh: God Grew Tired of Us adopts a low-key observational style that takes us through the protagonists' adventures from their point of view, though the filmmakers can't help registering locals' amazed reactions to their new neighbors.
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.
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.
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!