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Movie Review: Long Long Time Ago (PG13)

My fellow Singaporeans, please watch Jack Neo's new film with your grandparents.

Nostalgic and heartfelt, it is a tender, fitting paean to our hardworking pioneer generation.

Set in a local kampung in the late 1960s, the story follows widow Zhao Di (Aileen Tan) as she struggles to provide for her children during a time when gangsters ran amok and heavy floods destroyed homes.

Her good-for-nothing gambler brother Ah Kun (Mark Lee) gives her a constant headache, while racial riots threaten her friendship with her friend Osman (Suhaimi Yusof).

Director Neo takes us on a beautiful walk down memory lane. Unlike some of his previous movies, there is no over-sentimentality in this one, which is great.

Rating:  4/5

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