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Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 9 June 2000 (USA)
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Dwayne and his older sister Mai are adults: Mai is married to Vinh, Dwayne is about to propose to Nina. Twenty-two years ago, when Mai was 10, she and Dwayne were refugees in Vietnam, ... See full summary »

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Dwayne Williams / Sap
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Nina
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Harold Williams
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Dolores Williams
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Mai
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Thanh
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Michael
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Vinh
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James
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Andre Rosey Brown ...
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Ron Galbraith ...
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Dwayne and his older sister Mai are adults: Mai is married to Vinh, Dwayne is about to propose to Nina. Twenty-two years ago, when Mai was 10, she and Dwayne were refugees in Vietnam, adopted by Harold and Dee Williams, African-Americans from Los Angeles. Now, they remain close, especially Dwayne and his parents. Mai drops a bomb: she's located their birth mother, Thahn, and she's flying her to LA. Dee takes the news hard: she sees herself being replaced. Harold is more sanguine, and Dwayne pretends to be indifferent. When Thahn arrives, tensions reach the breaking point between Mai and Dee, between Nina and Dwayne, and even between Dee and Harold. Can we all get along? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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...raised by an African American couple, a Vietnamese brother and sister are reunited with their birth mother. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and sexual content
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$12,584 (USA) (9 June 2000)

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$1,315,573 (USA) (9 March 2001)
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WONDERFUL POIGNANT COMEDY-DRAMA!!
25 July 2002 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Little known Indie feature, with excellent cast story and acting! The drama is intense and heartfelt and the comedy is fall-on-the-floor laughter. The story has subplots, including one gay themed, but the main story is gripping, about a Vietnamese refugee being adopted by an African American family. As an adult she has her birth mother come to the U.S., and then it gets very interesting. It takes an incredible film to have you sobbing incessantly in one scene and then you are laughing uncontrollably in the next.


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