"Blue Bayou" is a 2021 American drama film directed by Justin Chon.
The starring cast includes Justin Chon as Antonio LeBlanc, Alicia Vikander as Kathy LeBlanc, Mark O'Brien as Ace, Linh Dan Pham as Parker Nguyen, Sydney Kowalske as Jessie LeBlanc, Vondie Curtis-Hall as Barry Boucher, Emory Cohen as Denny, Geraldine Singer as Dawn Landry, Toby Vitrano as Merk, Altonio Jackson as Quentin aka Q and others.

Here are "Blue Bayou" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Blue Bayou movie?

Focus Features on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 released the trailer for "Blue Bayou" you can watch here:
BLUE BAYOU - Official Trailer - Only in Theaters September 17.

Plot summary

What is Blue Bayou movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Blue Bayou" movie plot summary.

Antonio LeBlanc (Justin Chon) is a Korean American adopted immigrant and tattoo artist living outside New Orleans with his pregnant wife Kathy (Alicia Vikander), who is also a rehabilitation nurse, and her biological daughter Jessie (Sydney Kowalske). Due to his criminal record, he is unable to find additional employment to support his family, though Kathy offers to resume working to help make ends meet. After being physically harassed by NOPD officers Ace (Mark O'Brien) and Denny (Emory Cohen), the former being Jessie's absent biological father, Antonio is violently arrested. He is placed into ICE custody and faces deportation when it is revealed that his adoptive parents never naturalized him pursuant to Child Citizenship Act of 2000. Antonio and Kathy seek to appeal his deportation with the help of immigration lawyer Barry Boucher (Vondie Curtis-Hall), who warns that if his appeal fails, he can never return to America again. He also informs them that he needs $5,000 for a retainer to begin representing them.
Antonio strikes up a friendship with Parker (Linh Dan Pham), a Vietnamese refugee with terminal cancer who came to America with her father when she was a child, and whose mother had died during the journey. After giving her a tattoo of a Fleur-de-lis, she invites his family to a communal cookout at her home. Still unable to afford Barry's services, Antonio and his friends resort to stealing motorcycles and selling them, with Antonio nearly getting caught. Antonio pays Barry, claiming that the money was an advance from work, which Kathy finds suspicious. Barry tells Antonio that due to his criminal record and a lack of factors that would make his appeal favorable, his best chance is to seek support from his adoptive mother, who is still alive - something Antonio had hid from Kathy. Deeply hurt over this lack of disclosure and even more devastated by his refusal to contact her (due to her refusal to defend themselves against his physically-abusive adoptive father), she leaves with Jessie and moves in with her mother. Having begun to lose hope, Antonio severs his friendship with Parker.


Who plays who in the Blue Bayou movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Blue Bayou" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Justin Chon  as Antonio LeBlanc
Alicia Vikander  as Kathy LeBlanc
Mark O'Brien  as Ace
Linh Dan Pham  as Parker Nguyen
Sydney Kowalske  as Jessie LeBlanc
Vondie Curtis-Hall  as Barry Boucher
Emory Cohen  as Denny
Geraldine Singer  as Dawn Landry
Toby Vitrano  as Merk
Altonio Jackson  as Quentin aka Q
Truong Quang Tran  as Quoc
Ivy Vy Le  as Nicole
Sage Kim Gray  as Antonio's Mother
Renell Gibbs  as Reggie
Jacci Gresham  as Ms. Jacci
Martin Bats Bradford  as Lajon (as Martin Bradford)
Tyler Henry  as Kamal
Susan McPhail  as Susanne
Rhonda Johnson Dents  as Rhonda (as Rhonda Dents)
Jim Gleason  as Doctor Keegan
K. Steele  as Nurse (as Kernesha Steele)
Monica Chloe Sterling  as Lady at Airport
Randy Austin  as TSA Agent
Brad Blanchard  as Randy
Josef A. Pons  as Rodrigo
Trong Nguyen  as Lead Singer
Sylvia Grace Crim  as Sylvia
Chris Bosarge  as ICE Agent
Haley Anslem  as DHS Agent #1
Satinder Achreja  as Middle Eastern Patient
Sean Richmond  as DHS Agent #2
Jeremy Sande  as DHS Agent #3
Adam Brazy  as Judge
Ron Centanni  as Doctor
Tracy Brotherton  as Flight Attendant
Divine Prince Ty Emmecca  as Airport Traveler
Gordon Dexheimer  as Airport Traveler
Suzette Lange  as Airport Traveler
Britton Webb  as ICE Supervisor
Alexander Garcia  as Gulag
Ned Yousef  as Mexican Worker

Release date

When is Blue Bayou movie release date?

"Blue Bayou" movie release date was scheduled to be on July 13, 2021 (Cannes) and on September 17, 2021 (United States) distributing by Focus Features (United States) and Universal Pictures International (UPI).


What are Blue Bayou filming details?

The duration of the film is 119 minutes. The film grossed over $315,000.

"Blue Bayou" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in October 2019, and concluded by December.


What are critics and audiences saying about Blue Bayou movie?

"Blue Bayou" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.3/10.

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