Towards the end of the movie, June can be seen showing an elderly couple out after the party. She bids farewell to them using their names, Daisy and T.C. Daisy is the American name of Amy Tan's (the author) mother and T.C. was the name of her mother's partner. See more
When June is playing in the piano recital, she says, in the voice-over, that she was playing Mozart. But the piece is the Dvorak Humoresque. See more
Jing-Mei 'June' Woo
The old woman remembered a swan she had bought many years ago in Shanghai for a foolish sum. "This bird", boasted the market vendor, "was once a duck that stretched its neck in hopes of becoming a goose. And now look, it is too beautiful to eat!" Then the woman and the swan sailed across an ocean many thousands of lei wide, stretching their necks toward America. On her journey, she cooed to the swan, "In America, I will have a daughter just like me. But over there, nobody will...
I Enjoy Being A Girl
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Courtesy of Williamson Music See more