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‘Good Lie’ actors’ past guides their performances

In this Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 photo, Ger Duany, Arnold Oceng, and Emmanuel Jal pose for a portrait during press day for "The Good Lie" at Le Montrose Hotel in Los Angeles. In the film, Jal portrays Paul, the quick-learning adult member of a surviving trio of adopted brothers who are relocated to Kansas City, separated from their sister who was dispatched to Boston. He's joined on screen by fellow former Sudanese refuge Duany and British actor Oceng, who plays the group's de-facto chief tasked with reuniting the family in America.  (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmanuel Jal couldn’t cry on command.

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Review: Moving story, simply told, in ‘Good Lie’

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Reese Witherspoon, left, and Ger Duany appear in a scene from "The Good Lie." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Bob Mahoney)

The movie poster for “The Good Lie” features a smiling Reese Witherspoon, front and center. But, truth be told, neither Witherspoon nor her character is the film’s star — not in the essential sense. The real stars are the Sudanese children at the bottom of the poster, their backs to us, trudging across an empty, sun-scorched expanse.

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