Last Train Home

Sunday, December 04 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 
Last Train Home
Last Train Home

Last Train Home

SYNOPSIS

A family embarks on an annual tormenting journey along with 200 other million peasant workers to reunite with their distant family, and to revive their love and dignity as China soars as the world’s next super power.

REVIEW

Last Train Home is certainly a heartfelt movie about the 130 million migrant workers in China. I have to say if the migrant workers in the U.S. think they have a hard time, they should see this documentary. I’m only being somewhat facetious. The workers depicted can only go home once a year to see their families during Chinese New Year and that is only if tickets are available, which they’re usually sold out. The mom who left her baby when the baby is was an infant is now 15 and the daughter comes back and it’s very heartfelt. The problem is you need a little something more than is actually given in the film. I don’t mean to be cold-hearted about it. It’s an interesting story but just needed something a little bit more to connect with since the situation is so foreign to most of us. I’ll give it two stars.
JOY METER