Blue Bayou (2021)

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Blue Bayou (2021). Blue Bayou: Directed by Justin Chon. With Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Mark O’Brien, Linh Dan Pham. As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

“A free preview pass and u003ca class=ipc-md-link ipc-md-link–entity href=/name/nm2539953/\u003eAlicia Vikanderu003c/au003e attracted me to the movies this evening. The intense acting and generally good filmcraft are strengths. The regional accents and a certain performance of the namesake song are standouts. But there are diverging subplots all over the place, detracting from the main theme. Sometimes the characters do not ring true and are otherwise too unsympathetic.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis was made expressly to champion the cause of international adoptees who become deportable because their stateside adopting parents failed to satisfy all the formalities. Their plight is akin to that of the Dreamers. The film comes just when a u0026quot;fixu0026quot; in the form of the proposed Adoptee Citizenship Act is pending. To get that enacted is indeed a worthy cause.”

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