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Children of Invention

Naivete and the single mom

Michael Chen and Crystal Chiu in “Children of Invention’’ (with Kieran Campion, right). Michael Chen and Crystal Chiu in “Children of Invention’’ (with Kieran Campion, right). (Will Serber)
By Wesley Morris
Globe Staff / February 26, 2010

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American movies rarely do right by single mothers. If love isn’t the drug, actual narcotics are. Susan Sarandon, Halle Berry, Renée Zellweger, Charlize Theron, Mo’Nique have been variously spiteful, inattentive, in ceaseless pursuit of a man, or wrecked by one. What’s surprising about Tze Chun’s debut, “Children of Invention,’’ is the way it refuses to judge Elaine Cheng (Cindy Cheung), ... (Full article: 521 words)

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