Lucky Grandma

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In the heart of Chinatown, New York,an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.


  • Tsai Chin
  • Hsiao-Yuan Ha
  • Michael Tow
  • Woody Fu
  • Yan Xi
  • Wai Ching Ho
  • Clem Cheung
  • Eddie Yu
  • Mason Yam
  • Lyman Chen

Did You Know?


  • Tsai Chin got along with everyone on set. However, she found scene where Grandma Wong is running from Red Dragon thugs and hiding in a store to be difficult.
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May 21, 2020

The director and her cinematographer Eduardo Enrique Mayén never stray far from their leading lady’s face, and the Tianjin-born Chin delivers a performance of impressive minimalism, one that feels true rather than ingratiating.

Metacritic review by Harry Windsor
Harry Windsor
The Hollywood Reporter
May 21, 2020

This gentle comedy trades heavily on Tsai Chin’s deliciously abrasive central performance, but stumbles when it comes to the execution of the action sequences

Wendy Ide
Screen Daily
May 21, 2020

If you’re a fan of comedy, Asian cinema or both, you will almost definitely love this movie. It’s a unique fast-paced film that’ll be sure to entertain even the most persnickety of audiences.

Metacritic review by Lorry Kikta
Lorry Kikta
Film Threat