The Farewell

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  • Official Trailer
  • Trailer 1

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

Cast

  • Awkwafina
  • Tzi Ma
  • Diana Lin
  • Gil Perez-Abraham
  • Shuzhen Zhou
  • Jim Liu
  • Ines Laimins
  • X Mayo
  • Zhao Shuzhen
  • Lu Hong

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Verified Review
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I don't cry easily but this definitely made me cry and laugh

HY
Helen Y
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#allthefeels
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If you can get into a dialogue driven drama with many genuinely funny moments and a cast and writing that makes the family feel like family, this is a movie you will love.

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Metacritic

100
Jul 11, 2019

The subject matter is inevitably somber, but the picture is also mischievously funny. Wang pirouettes along some tonal hairpins — in one scene, I guffawed in the midst of wracking sobs.

Metacritic review by Inkoo Kang
Inkoo Kang
Slate
90
Feb 1, 2019

Wang shows an assured grasp of tone, a pleasing eye for unforced composition and a persuasive understanding of the immigrant cultural experience, with its sometimes difficult balance of tradition and modernity.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
70
Feb 1, 2019

The Farewell is so fixated on its principle problem that it doesn’t allow its story or its characters to veer from it, or find further complexities in it. There’s only so many scenes a story can take of family members trying to keep the truth from grandma before it become less compelling.

Anthony Kaufman
Screen Daily