Blue Bayou



Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 76%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 93%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 892

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October 07, 2021 at 10:01 AM



Alicia Vikander as Kathy LeBlanc
Divine Prince Ty Emmecca as Airport Traveler
1.05 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 57 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by paul-allaer 7 / 10

Intense family drama is likely to raise the hairs on your arms

"Blue Bayou" (2021 release; 116 min.) brings the story of Antonio Leblanc. As the movie opens, Antonio is interviewing for a job and turned down. From the interview we learn that he was born in Korea and adopted at a young age by a family in Louisiana. Antonio is married to Kathy, who is highly pregnant with the couple's first child (Kathy has a young daughter Jessie from a prior marriage). Kathy's ex is a New Orleans cop. One day, he and another cop harass Kathy and end up viciously beating and arresting Antonio, who before we understand what is happening is facing deportation to Korea... At this point we are 15 min into the film but to tell you more of the plot would spoil your viewing exprience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

Couple of comments: this film is a labor of love from leading actor/writer/producer/director Justin Chon. Here he brings a fictional story (loosely based on actual facts) of how an adopted person who has lived in the US for decades still may face deportation, and faster than you may think is possible. What exactly causes this to happen is the crux of the entire film so I'm not going into details about this. The movie benefits enormously from the heartfelt performances of Justin Chon (as Antonio), newcomer Sydney Kowalske as 5 yr. Old Jessie and lst but certainly not least Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander ("The Danish Girl"), pretty much unrecognizable as Kristy (it wasn't until the end credits rolled that I realized it was indeed Vikander). These performances carry the film. That doesn't mean that the film is flawless: the script is at times uneven. And the camera work contains far too many extreme closeups and handheld footage. And yes, the movie does contain the classic title track song, but not by Roy Orbison or by Linda Ronstadt. Instead we hear it covered by... Alicia Vikander! Yes, not only is she a top actress and stunningly beautiful, but she can also sing. Oh yes, she can!

"Blue Bayou" premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival to positive acclaim, and the film opened in select theaters in late September. The Sunday early evening screening where I saw this at my local arthouse theater here in Cincinnati was attended so-so (7 people in total, including myself). Regardless, if you are in the mood for a heavy duty family drama that is likely to raise the hairs on your arms, I'd readily suggest you check this out, be it in the theater (if you still can), on VOD, or eventually on DVD/Blu-ray, and draw your own conclusion.

Reviewed by masonfisk 6 / 10


A large heart on your sleeve domestic drama from this year starring Justin Choi (who also wrote & directed). Choi opens the film trying to get a second job (he's a tattoo artist) since his wife, played by Alicia Vikander (who I think is in the third film I've seen her in, in the last few weeks), is about to have his baby while they're raising her child from her previous marriage (she was married to a cop). He has a checkered past (he's a Korean immigrant who was adopted by shitty parents, has had run-in's w/the law, etc.) & things are looking bleak since he got into it w/the same ex-wife cop & his partner & arrested where he's informed he's primed to be deported even though he's been living in the States since he was three. As the ever increasing, densely plotted narrative marches on (which includes Choi befriending a Vietnamese woman dying of cancer, his inner turmoil in asking his adoptive mother for help, his need to raise money for his attorney, played by Vondie Curtis-Hall, etc.) we are soon inundated by a TV series' season worth of plots that in a 2 hour film gets capsized about an hour in as our Job like protagonist suffers all manner of injustices & obstacles sans floods, locusts & delinquent tax returns. Choi gives it his all but a little less on his plate would've stretched the cinematic meal a bit more evenly.

Reviewed by Movi3DO 6 / 10

Problematic plot.

ICE ICE baby...

A drama written, directed, produced, and acted by Justin Chon about a Korean immigrant facing deportation.

The first hour and a half of this movie was very solid. For the most part I enjoyed the acting, which were raw and strong. The relationship between the main character and his stepdaughter was endearing. There's a subplot of him and a Vietnamese family that was also investing. The drama was solid, and brought up an important theme about another side of immigration and deportation that surprised me.

However, like a soccer player with amazing dribbling skill but terrible finishing shot that always miss the goal, the last 20 minutes of this movie became messy and ruined its great buildup. I felt like I just skipped a part of this movie, because some side characters turned sides in a snap. Because of this, the ending lost a lot of the emotional impact.

I loved that the script included the Vietnamese into the movie, but then I became perplexed, and honestly a bit annoyed, at how this subplot was meant only as a tool to add to the message. The Vietnamese characters had almost no relevancy to the plot. It was as if Justin forced himself to include the Vietnamese because both the Korean and Vietnamese went through wars that led to mass immigration.

Overall, a potentially impactful movie, but ruined by its forcing and questionable plot. 6.5/10.

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