Blue Bayou

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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age 14+

Powerful indictment of U.S. immigration system; language.

R 2021 112 minutes

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age 14+

A searing performance

This film starts strong and then feels like it meanders a bit as it gears up for the ending, however the young protagonist Kowalske brings in a searing performance at the end of the film that encapsulates the pain, trauma, loss, and havoc that separating families feels like on the soul. At times Chon is a bit heavy handed, but I think it is forgivable because the story of those that "slip through the cracks" of immigration policy is a story of injustice and pain and one that we need to feel ripped from our grasp.
age 16+

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Too much swearing

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