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Lunch with Charles (2001)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  January 2001 (Canada)
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Three years ago, April's career allowed her to emmigrate to Canada. She has been working happily ever since. Her personal life, however, is in turmoil. Her husband, Tong, remains in Hong ... See full summary »

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April
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Charles
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Three years ago, April's career allowed her to emmigrate to Canada. She has been working happily ever since. Her personal life, however, is in turmoil. Her husband, Tong, remains in Hong Kong, where he struggles to make it as a singer/songwriter. Since marrying, he has had to eke out a living as a realtor. Unfulfilled, and increasingly insecure about his talents, he is terrified to emigrate to Canada. If he cannot succeed in his own country, in his own language, how can he possibly attain fulfillment in Canada? When Tong finally comes to Canada, hoping to appease his wife, he meets another woman... Written by Anonymous

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Written by Simon Kendall
Performed by The Lunch Lizards, with vocals by Ching Wan Lau (as Sean Lau) & Bif Naked
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A deeply textured romantic comedy
22 February 2001 | by (Tacoma Wa) – See all my reviews

Lunch with Charles was interesting on many levels and for many reasons. The film switches back at the beginning and the end from a crowded Hong Kong street to the wildly beautiful scenery of British Columbia. The mismatched lovers are also contrasts in culture and outlook.

The actors were outstanding and did a great job in keeping the situation which could have been somewhat silly from getting out of hand.

Nick Lea would have impressed me even if I was not already a fan. I like listening to comments about his acting from people who do not know who he is. In this case, most of the audience that attended were not Lea fans. I still heard favorable comments. The other leads were also well acted.

It's an entertaining movie with people portrayed whom for the most part you really wouldn't mind spending time.


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