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Synopsis

The semi-autobiographical film follows spoiled rich girl Sasha Li (Anna Akana), who after blowing through most of her trust fund, is forced by her father (Richard Ng) to go back to China and work for the family toy business. What begins simply as a way to regain financial support soon develops into a life altering journey of self discovery, as Sasha discovers her passion for toy designing and learns to reconnect with her estranged family. A bittersweet portrait of a fractured family, the film also offers an honest look at the human cost of things that are made in China.

Cast

  • Anna Akana
  • Richard Ng
  • Lynn Chen
  • Kelly Hu
  • Brittany Renee Finamore
  • Akemi Look
  • Christina Thomas
  • Kendy Cheung
  • Aviva Wang
  • Tiger Ting

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Trivia

  • Anna Akana is a popular YouTuber who has worked very hard to make herself a name in films. She's made several YouTube short films and series, worked on other projects, before finally landing her leading role in a feature film.
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Metacritic

50
Mar 4, 2020

Ting’s conceptually solid film is briskly paced, and its heart is in the right place. With a more fine-tuned screenplay, it could have been better than a serviceable movie.

Metacritic review by David Lewis
David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
30
Mar 16, 2019

The didactic screenplay sinks the film. Instead of exploring characters, or having them spout witty lines, Ting has them explain everything to each other, out loud, almost all the time. ... It’s great to see more films with Asian and Asian-American actors and stories, especially one written and directed by a woman. But while Ting’s movie may be heartfelt, it offers viewers more fluff than heart.

Metacritic review by Caryn James
Caryn James
The Hollywood Reporter
80
Mar 16, 2019

Good performances and a simple story about an overly complicated family dynamic all comes together making a wonderful story of family.

Metacritic review by Alan Ng
Alan Ng
Film Threat