Sad tale of immigration: Adopted as a child, but deported decades later

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Brent Northup

BRENT NORTHUP Film Review Blue Bayou

The Myrna Loy

When I think of Roy Orbison’s “Blue Bayou,” I think of Linda Ronstadt.

“Saving nickels, saving dimes. Working ’til the sun don’t shine. Looking forward to happier times, on Blue Bayou.”

So, I headed to the new Alicia Vikander film “Blue Bayou,” hoping to be reunited with Linda, at least her voice anyway.

And yes, we do hear that iconic song sung start to finish. Beautifully, too.

But by Alicia, not by Linda.

Who knew Vikander had a golden voice? Good at everything, I guess. And beautiful, too. Hate people like that.

Predictably, the song reflects a couple that’s longing for happier times. Antonio is a Korean-American adopted immigrant struggling to support his pregnant wife Kathy and her 7-year-old daughter Jessie.

The first 15 minutes is simply a loving portrait of a close-knit family enjoying time together — honest, warm moments.

But we soon learn that nothing’s easy for Antonio and Kathy. Antonio has a criminal record from his youth that makes finding work hard. Kathy has a possessive ex-husband, now a

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