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Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 10 January 1990 (France)
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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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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$231,423 (USA)
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Eating a bowl of tea?
13 September 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I tried to eat a bowl of tea just after this film came out. It was no use. When I poured the liquid into my mouth and started chewing at it, it just spilled out from my mouth and on to my new shirt which cost me £25. What a mess it was.How dare this movie suggest that it is a good idea to try and eat a liquid when really it should be drunk in the conventional manner.

Then came the bowl...

How in God's name was I supposed to eat the bowl? This was getting ridiculous. I decided to smash the bowl and attempt to eat the smaller pieces of it as getting the whole bowl into my mouth was out of the question.

It was no use. As soon as I put a piece of the bowl into my mouth, I started panicking. I just imagined it cutting my tongue and gums.

I couldn't do it. I still can't. What a silly title.


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