Mother (2009)

Bong Joon-ho directs Kim Hye-ja, Won Bin and Jin Goo in this thriller where a woman investigates the murder of a school girl her simpleton son has been accused of.

Class satire, Hitchcockian wrinkles and dysfunctional families. Exactly what you expect from Bong Joon-Ho. This lacks the focus of his best work… the hopping from incongruous tones does not work here, the plot holes are more glaring and the meandering pace does not suck you in like Parasite or Memories of Murder. Not something I’d give a second chance to, although flashes of brilliance are there.

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