Paste Review: The Good Son

"In one of the documentary’s more powerful scenes, Ray recites from memory a poem he had written for his father when he was fifteen years old, aptly titled “I Walk In Your Shadow.” As the father’s story unfolds alongside the [good] son’s, it becomes almost eerie to witness Ray’s desire to live up to and exceed—or, rather, enhance—his father’s legacy. Above all, The Good Son is a father/son tale, but viewers will soon learn that the film’s title points both to the story of the two generations of “Boom Boom” Mancinis, as well as to Deuk-Koo Kim and Ji Wan, another father and son who never actually had the chance to meet."

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