Can mothers haunt their own children?
The title of Sandra Oh’s latest film, Umma, translates to “mommy” in Korean, a theme that’s effortlessly weaved throughout the film’s plot.
Sandra stars as a Korean-American single mother raising her daughter and honeybees on a remote farm.
Umma touches upon the issue of generational trauma, which is often a taboo topic in many Asian American families.
Let’s see what the viewers are saying about the movie:
It brings up a lot of generational trauma.
Viewers strongly disagree with the reviewers.
Good summary of the movie plot.
Sandra Oh can single-handedly carry any movie.
Sandra Oh is quite convincing as the traumatized and guilt-ridden mother.
The movie sheds some light on Korean culture as well.
It definitely features the trope of mothers inadvertently traumatizing their kids in order to protect them.
A nice explainer of the nine-tailed demon fox that strongly resembles Kurama from the anime series, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden.
Some people are having a difficult time figuring out why Umma gets so much bile from critics?
At least one viewer could personally relate with the movie’s story.
And finally, it’s worth noting that the movie is a little more drama than horror, but there’s enough of each to satisfy viewers of both.