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Columbus (2017)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 4 August 2017 (USA)
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A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.

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A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.

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$26,820 (USA) (6 August 2017)

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$150,829 (USA) (20 August 2017)
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Nice trick making Columbus seem Asian but not really a good time
22 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Since one of the stars is a Korean it's a bit of a surprise that the movie seems Japanese. And that's its only saving grace. The leads, two relatively young people, are charming enough, I suppose, but they don't have much to do in this slow moving, not very profound study of some of a small town's inhabitants and its architecture.

What's admirable is the way a Midwestern town is made to seem so Japanese though I'm sure that wasn't the intention. But since I live in one myself I thought it quite an accomplishment. It's not enough to make this a worthwhile watch, however, as it's fleeting and goes nowhere. I suppose it's all meant to show how Asian sensibilities might find fertile ground in the Midwest but I wasn't moved. And we actually have a large Asian student population in our town. We regularly eat at a part Korean restaurant so we should have seen some sign of a meld, but not a hint. Still, it is a nice thought, and I can't pan this film entirely.


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