Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the world of movies has been impacted like never before with countless films either moving online or delaying their release dates.

Despite the changing landscape, new films have found their way onto our screens including the latest effort from Justin Chon, Blue Bayou.

But just where will film fans be able to watch Blue Bayou when it releases? Is the movie streaming or in theaters?

BLUE BAYOU – Official Trailer (Universal Pictures) HD

BLUE BAYOU – Official Trailer (Universal Pictures) HD

Blue Bayou: Release date and plot

Blue Bayou arrives on screens in the US and Canada on September 17th, 2021, several months later than the originally planned June release date.

The film’s release date differs depending on the country in question with fans in the UK and Ireland having to wait until December 3rd for their chance to watch.

Written and directed by Justin Chon, who also stars, Blue Bayou tells the story of Antonio LeBlanc, a Korean adoptee raised in the Louisiana bayou, and his uniquely American family.

However, Antonio’s struggles of making life better for his family take a turn for the worse when he learns that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

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Where to watch Blue Bayou

Blue Bayou will be available to watch exclusively in theaters when it releases in the US and Canada on September 17th and it will be a similar story as the film comes out around the world.

Fans in the US can find out which venues will be screening Blue Bayou here.

As the film is exclusive to cinemas, Blue Bayou will not be available for home streaming upon its initial release.

However, Blue Bayou is expected to be released on digital stores later down the line and there’s nothing to stop the film from being added to the likes of Netflix or Amazon Prime Video at some point in the future.

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Is the film based on a true story?

No, Blue Bayou is not based on one specific true story.

Instead, the film is inspired by the real-life events that have affected thousands of migrants across the world who have faced deportation from the only country they’ve ever known.

The poignant tale is especially relevant in today’s world with immigration being one of the most hotly debated topics in the realm of politics.

To really drive home the reality of the situations that many face, Blue Bayou even ends with a sequence dedicated to real-life people who have faced similar circumstances to those we see in the film.

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Blue Bayou will be available to watch exclusively in cinemas when it releases in the US and Canada on September 17th, 2021.

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