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Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  10 January 1990 (France)
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A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two family-minded ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cora Miao ...
Mei Oi
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Ben Loy
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Wah Gay
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Lee Gong
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Ah Song (as Eric Tsiang Chi Wai)
Sau Kei Lee ...
Bok Fat (as Lee Sau Kee)
Yuen Fat Fai ...
Letter Writer
Fan Hui ...
Ben Loy's Mother (as Hui Fun)
Lan Law ...
Aunt Gim
Yuen Yee Ng ...
Third Sister
Wu Ming Yu ...
Mei Oi's Mother
Ta Lei ...
Movie Translator (as Lui Tat)
Wai Wong ...
Chuck Ting
Philip Chan ...
Henry Wang
Yu-yung Teng ...
Fat Man (as Tang Shun Nin)
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A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two family-minded fathers, lots of gender-related social bifurcations. Written by LoneStarNot <lonestarnot@usbol.com>

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A szemük sem áll jól  »

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very nice look at Chinese-Americans
16 August 2005 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is not a great movie, but is still quite good. The story involves Chinese men who suddenly have the chance to marry. Up until then, US immigration quotas separated families in an effort to limit an influx of the Chinese. They did so by allowing MEN into the country but not women! The movie moves at a nice leisurely pace and I had no serious complaints. It's just that there are better stories about the clash between traditional and modern Chinese culture (such as in Eat, Drink, Man, Woman). Still, considering how few movies about Chinese or Chinese-Americans exist, this pretty makes this movie a must-see for the curious viewer.


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