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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
  • Aoi Mizuhara
  • Shuzhen Zhao
  • Jim Liu
  • Han Chen
  • Ines Laimins
  • Yongbo Jiang

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • The idea for this story came from an episode from the podcast "This American Life".
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Quotes

    • Billi: Okay, when were you guys going to tell me this? How could you let me find out like this?
    • Jian: How should I have told you? "Oh, your grandma's on the roof".
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Verified Review
#allthefeels
#hilarious

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.

KG
Kevin G
Verified Review
#allthefeels
#hilarious
#mustsee
#familyfriendly

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

HY
Helen Y

Metacritic

80
Jul 11, 2019

A funny, emotionally intricate and deeply moving tale of severed connections and renewed family ties.

Metacritic review by Joe Morgenstern
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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