Mother Another must-see marvel of horror, comedy, and impeccable filmmaking by the Korean director Bong Joon-ho ( The Host ), Mother features a dementedly devoted mom… Mother Another must-see marvel of horror, comedy, and impeccable filmmaking by the Korean director Bong Joon-ho ( The Host ), Mother features a dementedly devoted mom… R PT129M Won Bin Hye-ja Kim
Movie Review

Mother

MPAA Rating: R
HI, MOM! Kim Hye-ja plays a loving Mother
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HI, MOM! Kim Hye-ja plays a loving Mother
EW's GRADE
A

Details Rated: R; Length: 129 Minutes; With: Won Bin and Hye-ja Kim

Another must-see marvel of horror, comedy, and impeccable filmmaking by the Korean director Bong Joon-ho (The Host), Mother features a dementedly devoted mom (Kim Hye-ja) who will stop at nothing — nothing — to clear murder charges against her mentally challenged adult son (Won Bin) in the gruesome death of a schoolgirl. Some background for relishing Kim's tour de force turn as a monster of maternal love: The star is beloved at home for her portrayals of warm, kind mamas — a Korean Donna Reed. A

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Originally posted Mar 17, 2010 Published in issue #1095 Mar 26, 2010 Order article reprints
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