Mother (2009)

I was pleasantly surprised by Mother. It was one of the best movie I've seen recently. Mother is a thriller about a desperate mother trying to prove the innocence of her mentally challenged son. A gruesome murder of a high school girl in a small Korean town shocks the community. The blame falls on a mentally challenged young man who doesn't have an alibi for the night of the murder. Without much resources, the mother does everything in her power to save her son. The film goes much deeper than its simple premise. It is sure to keep you well entertained. The best part about this movie is the performance of Hye-ja Kim. It was one of the best performance by an actress I've seen in a long time. Her portrayal as the desperate mother is so real and you can literally feel her love for her helpless son. So if you are in a mood for a smart and mature thriller, go check out Mother.

Rotten Tomatoes- Critics-95%, audience- 84%
Yong's rating-10/10 (must see)


  1. Ah, Bong Joon-Ho may very well be a genius. I've been stunned by every film he's made to date. We're actually covering Bong Joon-Ho, along with Darren Aronofsky, at our blog sometime next month if you're interested :)

    Nice concise and neat review, by the way.


  2. Thanks, I'll be sure to check out your blog on bong and aronofsky.

  3. Was already interested in seeing this, but you've made me want to see it all the more. A 10!

  4. Thanks for stopping by Fletch. definitely a film worth checking out