Friday Family Film Night: AFTER YANG review


06-01-2024 • 31 mins

In which the Mister and I check out AFTER YANG (2021), which we caught on Prime Video.  From the short story "Saying Goodbye to Yang" from the book "Children of the New World" by Alexander Weinstein, the film is directed by Kogonada, from a script by Alexander Weinstein and Kogonada.  The film follows as a family has to deal with the aftermath of the breakdown of a beloved AI helper named Yang (Justin H. Min) who's an integral part of their family.  The father, Jake (Colin Farrell) goes on a quest to get Yang fixed for his daughter Mika (Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja) who sees Yang as a brother.  Along the way he discovers that Yang has had a very rich life and he and his wife Kyra (Jodie Turner-Smith), must make some hard choices about Yang and are forced to face the devastating loss.  The film clocks in at 1 h 34 m and is rated  PG.  Please note there are SPOILERS in this review.

Opening intro music: GOAT by Wayne Jones, courtesy of YouTube Audio Library

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