Film Critic/Filmmaker. I watch 2 many filmz.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
My initial thoughts: I LOVED IT. It was everything I wanted to see and more.
Beyond the beautiful cinematography and sweeping music, it was the details that got me—herbal medicine, box of video tapes, & grandma’s Korea smell. I could go on and on...
Also the performances! Steven Yeun and Alan Kim were utterly so fantastic but it was Han Yeri and legendary Korean actor, Youn Yuh-jung’s performances that gutted me. The subtlety in their expression, the way they moved their…
OMG. THIS FILM IS PERFECTION. It's bonkers, crazy beautiful, traumatic, and everything in between. Director Sandi Tan is a zany genius who balances this dark subject with such hope and whimsy. From start to finish, it's a ADHD wild ride! I could not help but also bawl at the end from the sheer love, passion, and tenacity that Sandi displayed for filmmaking.
GO WATCH THIS ON NETFLIX!
35mm @ The New Beverly