By Allyssa Lee
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:09 AM EDT
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The Way Home

B+
type
  • Movie

A formulaic but ultimately sweet story of a city boy (Yoo) forced to live with his grandmother (Kim) in the Korean countryside. Not surprisingly, the bratty kid ends up learning a thing or two from his seemingly simple forebear (to the movie’s credit, the sappiness is kept to a minimum). As the petulant youth, Yoo hits all the right notes, but it is Kim who maintains the emotional center: Her mute, hunched character’s unconditional care for the ungrateful 7-year-old is, in a word, heartbreaking.

The Way Home

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG
runtime
  • 85 minutes
director
  • Lee Jeong-Hyang

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