Movie review by Monique Jones, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Thoughtful, inspiring drama promotes family understanding.

PG-13 2020 115 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 13+

That grandmother!!! She sends this film to the stratosphere

A beautiful film that captures a monumental transition for a young family. The film layers generational relationships, personality differences, developmental needs and financial longing, all in pursuit of the US American Dream. It is a stunner of a film and captures the light in a prism that puts on display the complexity of these competing ideas. Yeun is determined and Kim shines like a bright sun, but it is Youn's portrayal that feels the most insidious and that haunts the viewer. Like many grandmothers she brings everyone together and creates the situations for the family to coalesce, stunning and strong.
age 15+

Beautiful, sad movie, but not for most kids

It's beautifully shot and acted, though I can't really call it "the movie we need after an exhausting 2020." (I mean, maybe we need it, but it definitely wasn't what I wanted, which was something a little lighter and uplifting ;-) Anyway, it's an excellent film, and I don't think it's inappropriate for younger kids, but I also can't imagine there are many that would enjoy this.

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