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媽媽帶我回家 (1983)
Ah-Yuan My Son

Reviewed by: Brian Thibodeau
Date: 01/16/2008
Summary: Woe is me!

Perfectly depressing tale of the endless suffering heaped on an aging mother when her grown son, upon his return from the military, suffers brain damage in a street altercation just moments after his girlfriend commits suicide after being raped by her father, forcing her placement in a dismal sanitarium. Rose Gua plays the martyr as though born to it, while several cast members essay mental disability by flailing their arms about and groaning. At best, this seems to be an indictment of a deplorable mental health system and the indifference shown to the mentally unstable, but offers no better solutions.

Reviewer Score: 4