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Journey from the Heart (1999)

My American Vacation (original title)
Grandma Lee tours the California wilderness in a motor home with her Americanized family, teaches them Tai Chi and the ancient Chinese way to deal with modern American life.

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Frederick Bailey ...
Ray - R.V. salesman
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Grandma Lee
Dennis Dun ...
Henry
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Ming-Yee-Ba
Sasha Hsuczyk ...
Melissa
Kim Miyori ...
Ming Yee
Deborah Nishimura ...
Ming Na
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When a (grand) mother visits her two daughters in America, she finds out that they do not get along very well. During their voyage through America in a small camper, the tensions and irritations between the daughters arise. When the mother almost has an accident, they decide to make peace. Written by Edwin Ros <edwin.ros@nl.pwcglobal.com>

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17 March 2000 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Beulah Quo's last feature film role. See more »

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wonderfully entertaining
27 November 2002 | by (studio city, california) – See all my reviews

i am truly delighted that vv dachin hsu brought to screen 'my american vacation.' i am familiar with other works by the actors and the music director. the film was well paced at 1.5 hrs. wonderfully entertaining because i have experienced a very similar vacation so i laughed through half the film. beulah quo, tsai chin, dennis dun, roger fan, sasha hsuczyk, kim miyori, deborah nishimura - the actors 'fit' their roles perfectly. joel iwataki's music was truly special and gave the film 'magic.' the overall energy of the film was so embracing i felt like part of the vacation. i recommend it to all who just want to be wonderfully entertained by three generations of family, from two continents, vacationing together in a very very small space.


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