THE FAREWELL MOVIE REVIEW
Normally a film about a family trip to China to visit an elderly grandmother who is dying of cancer but the entire clan has agreed not to tell them of their impending mortality wouldn’t make me run to the theater to see it. But The Farewell was released to such praise at Sundance this year that it stayed firmly on my radar. And well that it did. Awkwafina leads the cast here as a Chinese-American woman struggling with culture shock over this perspective, and as one of her first roles in a largely dramatic context, she completely holds her own. Check out what Chris, Marco, and Alan have to say about what surely will be a sleeper hit that we wouldn’t even be surprised to see snag some nominations.
DIRECTED BY: Lulu Wang
STARRING: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma
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