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The Farewell

2019 . Comedy, Drama . 1h 40m

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Everyone

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About the movie

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A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is given a terminal diagnosis. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

Actors:

Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong

Director:

Lulu Wang

Rated:

PG

Writer:

Lulu Wang

Language:

English, 日本語, 普通话

Release:

12 Jul 2019

Reviews

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Morten V Schroeder image

5 months ago

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Interesting story and really enjoyed the cultural aspects of the movie. It gave an interesting understand of how Chinese culture looks at age and the role that family plays in that regard. It's beautifully filmed and the acting is great. However, I did find it too slow. It lost momentum at times, and I found myself drifting off. But overall good, and one of those movies that might actually stick with you after. I have a feeling it's one of those movies that becomes better with time, because it actually teaches you an interesting life lesson!

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Elliot C

1 year ago

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Cinematic, poignant, and emotionally engaging. An expose with a storyline that transcends cultures.

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Annie Hickman

1 year ago

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Great movie. Complex, touching, and fantastic acting. Highly recommend.