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Blue Bayou

Blue Bayou
Blue Bayou
Blue Bayou
  • R
  • 1h 57m
  • 2021
Certified Fresh75%
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From award-winning writer/director Justin Chon and inspired by true events, 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 stepdad 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.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh75%
Critics Consensus: 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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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Powerful indictment of U.S. immigration system; language.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Blue Bayou is a searing, gut-wrenching indictment of the U.S. immigration system. It follows a loving Asian American husband and stepfather who's facing deportation because of paperwork and policy mistakes in the international adoption process. Written, directed, and produced by star Justin Chon, the movie focuses on the unique experiences of international adoptees who were brought to the United States as infants and children but aren't full citizens, through no fault of their own. Expect a lot of strong language (mostly "f--k," "s--t," and "bitch"), some scenes of violence (including at the hands of law enforcement), and discussion of domestic abuse. There's also upsetting family separation, a suicide attempt, and a character who's dying of cancer. Adults smoke (both cigarettes and weed) and drink.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 17, 2021
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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