Lion movie quotes help tell the story portrayed in the film of an adopted man who goes to great lengths to find his birth family. The drama film was directed by Garth Davis using a screenplay Luke Davies adapted from the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley and Larry Buttrose. After screening at various film festivals, Lion opened in theaters on November 25, 2016.
In Lion, adult man Saroo (Dev Patel) begins to remember things from his childhood that he never remembered before, specifically his early years. As he explains to girlfriend Lucy (Rooney Mara) and others, when he was five, he inadvertently boarded a train and rode for several days away from his village. Lost, with no idea how to get home, Saroo was later adopted by Sue (Nicole Kidman) and John Brierley (David Wenham) in Australia.
These realizations of his childhood lead Saroo on a mission to find his hometown and the family that he left behind. With the help of Google Earth and support of his family and friends, Saroo sets out to return home and hopefully reunite with the mother and brother he once knew.
Saroo Brierley: Do you have any idea what it's like? How everyday my mother screams my name?
Sue: I always thought that I could keep this family together. I need you, Saroo.
Saroo Brierley: I'm starting to remember a life I had forgotten.
Lucy: You okay?
Saroo Brierley: I had another family, a mother, a brother. I can still see their faces.
Lucy: What happened?
Saroo Brierley: I have to find my way back home.
Lucy: What if you do find home and they're not even there? Then you just keep searching?
Saroo Brierley: I don't have a choice.