The Road Home

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The Road Home Review


How did your parents meet? Frankly, I don't even know how mine met, but I'm sure it wasn't as enthralling as in The Road Home, wherein a young chinese boy relates the tale -- in flashback -- of how his parents hooked up, inspired by his father's death and his mother's grief. Long on scenery but short on substance (with long shots and discussions of fabricmaking, walking along paths, and eating), the movie is typical of recent Chinese period pieces, most likely to appeal only to those with a lot of (decidedly non-Western) patience. Still, it's filled with enough emotion, beautiful scenery, and genuine heart to make it worth your while. (Features Crouching Tiger's Zhang Ziyi in a leading role.)

Aka Wo de fu qin mu qin.



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Run time: 89 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 16th October 1999

Box Office USA: $0.4M

Distributed by: Sony Picture Classics

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Fresh: 71 Rotten: 9

IMDB: 7.9 / 10

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Director:

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Starring: Arrun Harker as Pico, Ashish Dha as Kuldeep, Emily Lucienne as Marie


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