The Home Song Stories
The Home Song Stories (2007)

A combination of circumstance and poor life choices turn to young children into the caretakers for their unstable mother in writer/director Tony Ayres' semi-autobiographical family drama. As aging writer Tom (Darren Yap) sits down to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 9, 2007
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Kuipers
Variety

A finely chiseled drama about an unstable Chinese mother struggling to reconcile her desires with her children's needs in early '70s Australia, The Home Song Stories speaks bittersweet truths about life in the Chinese diaspora.

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Brian Chen
Filmcritic.com

Whether you walk out of the theater hating, loving, or sympathizing for the director's mother, Stories succeeds in enabling you to see through the eyes of an angry, confused little boy

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

My favourite Australian film of the year so far ... a cathartic memoir, a love story and a tribute to his unfathomable butterfly mother.

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Robert Fearon
I went to the premiere of this film and it was possibly one of the best Australian films I've ever seen. It was extremely well acted - Joan Chen is a… More