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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
Ben Loy
Wah Gay
Lee Gong
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)


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 <>

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Ben Loy has a small problem, with his wife, his father and half of Chinatown. See more »


Drama | Romance


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10 January 1990 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A szemük sem áll jól  »

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Cups of romance.
13 November 2007 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

A rarity in that we have an American made Chinese film that isn't based on Triad violence.

A breath of fresh air it is.

Young man and woman romance each other in America. Said couple is Chinese. They wish to stick to the traditions but adapt to their new homeland.

A romantic film that you can bring the wife or girlfriend to. And anyone into China or Asia will like it too. The culture gets a good going over here. In a positive way mind you.

And there is a lot of truth to it all too. Yes, elder Chinese men came to the U.S. alone and sometimes never saw their wives for 20-30 years. These marriages lasted. Impressive.

Romance with steamed dumplings here. Nicely done Wayne.

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