Saving Face | Full Movie
- 1h 37m
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When 48-year-old widow Hwei-Lan Gao (Joan Chen) informs her less-than understanding father she's pregnant, he banishes her from Flushing until she remarries or proves Immaculate Conception. With nowhere else to go, Hwei-Lan moves in with her grown daughter, Wil (Michelle Krusiec), a Manhattan doctor who doesn't want a roommate, especially since she's met Viv (Lynn Chen), her sexy young lover. So Wil does what any dutiful child with an expectant, unmarried mother on her hands would do: she proceeds to set Hwei-Lan up with every eligible bachelor in town.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: A charming tale of a love affair that overcomes cultural taboos.
The message here, as in every quirky ethnic romantic comedy, is 'follow your heart.' But wouldn't...
June 21, 2017
Saves face with terrific performances.
June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Chinese-American mom and daughter reconnect.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the movie focuses on intergenerational tensions in a Chinese-American family, stemming from two primary difficulties: an immigrant father rejects his 48-year-old daughter when she becomes pregnant and won't name the baby's father; the granddaughter, a NYC surgeon, hides her lesbian relationship with a dancer, out of fear that her mother and grandparents won't "understand." The film features emotional discussions of relationships, artful images of lesbian sex, and a charming black bisexual neighbor who gives Wil advice and watches soap operas with Ma.
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- Release Date:May 20, 2005
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD