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      Blue Bayou

      R Released Sep 17, 2021 1 hr. 59 min. Drama TRAILER for Blue Bayou: Trailer 1 List
      75% 126 Reviews Tomatometer 93% 100+ Verified Ratings Audience Score From award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 14 Buy Now

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      Blue Bayou can be indelicate in its attempts to tug the heartstrings, but solid acting and a genuinely affecting story make this drama difficult to ignore.

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      CH A beautifully-made social issue film about a topic deserving more public attention. And that final scene! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/13/21 Full Review Juan A The story clearly is about an important topic/issue, and the two acting leads--Justin Chon (who also wrote the script and directed the film) and Alicia Vikander--are excellent in their roles. The final scene is gut-wrenching, but it is a scene which probably occurred in many airports as immigrants got deported. I give it four stars as opposed to five because there were a few elements of the plot/storyline which seemed a bit implausible, illogical. Did I "like" the movie? I don't know. But it certainly deals with and focuses a spotlight on an important issue which many Americans probably are not aware of, and I give the movie MUCH credit for that. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/13/21 Full Review patricia e Well done in every way! Left the theatre with tears in my eyes! Both lead actors were spot on as well as the child! All around surprise great movie. Talked about the storyline for days after! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/07/21 Full Review Beryle C Powerful, poignant, extremely well done. A heartbreaking tale straight from today. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/06/21 Full Review Kenneth Oscar contender for sure, real sad the broken immigration system for people who are adopted but still facing deportation after decades of living in the US. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/03/21 Full Review Louis H This was an emotionally impacting story that opened my eyes to the terribly flawed immigration laws and procedures within this country with regards to deportation. the movie was very well written and delivered. It starts little slow but I highly recommend it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/02/21 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Stratton The Australian An angry, passionate film from writer-director and leading actor Justin Chon. Rated: 4/5 Dec 10, 2021 Full Review Pamela Hutchinson Empire Magazine Multi-hyphenate Justin Chon has crafted an impressive melodrama, rich in Louisiana atmosphere and with a timely message, but Blue Bayou is marred by its reliance on symbolism and sentiment. Rated: 3/5 Dec 6, 2021 Full Review Wendy Ide Observer (UK) Chon's directing choices are bold and sometimes interesting, but the screenplay - a big old overcooked melodrama that chucks in everything from a motorcycle chase to a terminal cancer subplot - is an almighty mess. Rated: 2/5 Dec 5, 2021 Full Review Nadine Whitney Mr. Movie's Film Blog Ultimately Blue Bayou is a tear-jerker, but the audience will be unsure when to shed their tears because there are just too many depressing moments. Rated: 2.5/5 Sep 17, 2023 Full Review Zach Pope Zach Pope Reviews An emotional roller coaster that is a bold directorial debut an another INCREDIBLE performance from Alicia Vikander. Truly one of the best actresses working right now. I overall dug the movie but every great piece there was something that frustrated me. Jul 26, 2023 Full Review Paul Lê Tales from the Paulside But when the positives are as good as they are here, the flaws take a backseat. Rated: 3.5/5 Jul 23, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis From award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.
      Director
      Justin Chon
      Executive Producer
      Zev Foreman, Eddie Rubin, Nick Meyer, Clara Wu Tsai
      Screenwriter
      Justin Chon
      Distributor
      Focus Features
      Production Co
      Entertainment One, MACRO
      Rating
      R (Some Violence|Language Throughout)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 17, 2021, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 7, 2021
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $645.8K
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