Coming Home Synopsis
Lu Yanshi (Chen Daoming) and Feng Wanyu (Gong Li) are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident.
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Coming Home, history & memory

By rtpredhome
Coming Home is a beautifully crafted film around the theme of lived history, how the public and political shapes the private and personal, and how human memory rules both worlds. Gong Li is...

Typical Chinese Tear jerker? Very good.

By goldlizsts
Because of its national psyche, Chinese movies, especially those dealing with human emotions, are often very nuances. This one is no exception IMO. It's finely, sloooowly, crafted to portray the...

Lukewarm

By fl1946
Compared to other films with Gong Li, "Coming Home" is at best a tepid show. Plot was very simplistic and stylized to showcase Li's acting ability which has not diminished since her last film...

By liujiahe108
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Moves effortlessly through both sides of the story. As my wife said at the end. No one wins.

By bursonthomas
Take time to allow yourself to embrace this story. It has happened to too many....

Beautiful, touching, and sad

By bniforth
Don't expect your Hollywood ending to this wonderful film about love and family. Gong Li is amazing in her role....

Interesting family drama at time of Cultural Revolution in China

By arnmargcomcastnet
Extremely well done. Interesting story line takes place during and after the Cultural Revolution in China. Essentially a family drama in the context of the Revolution, and Interplay between the...

An exceptional love story

By chriskerr537
Filled with grace and exceptional small touches, this film explores the difficulty, if not impossibility, of overcoming personal tragedy in the midst of national upheaval. We were deeply moved....

B

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Very good film

By rockhead21
This is a film about devotion and love but presented in a heartbreaking matter. So good to see Gong Li again who is very impressive as a wife whose husband was imprisoned by the Chinese government...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Thematic Material