6.6/10
250
7 user 20 critic

Face (2002)

R | | Drama | January 2002 (USA)
Trailer
2:09 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.

Director:

3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Blood Shed (2014)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

A homeless loner moves into a self-storage facility for searching his past, but soon he realizes that this place is being haunted by a deranged female ghost.

Directors: Patrick Hasson, Juan Carlos Saizarbitoria
Stars: Gabriel De Santiago, Bai Ling, Bree Essrig
Almost Perfect I (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A 30-something career woman tries to find the balance between her demanding family and her perfect new boyfriend.

Director: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan
Stars: Kelly Hu, Christina Chang, Roger Rees
Storm Watch (2002)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

America's best player is being pulled in to the ultimate cyber-terror. The game's mastermind has stolen his identity, put him on the FBI's Most Wanted List, and is blackmailing him to take ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Cunningham
Stars: Nick Cornish, Vanessa Marcil, Adrian Paul
Junction 48 (2016)
Action | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love and make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv's hip-hop club scene.

Director: Udi Aloni
Stars: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Four assassins meet in a hotel suite to resolve unfinished business. A tense drama set in the cosmopolitan world of Hong Kong.

Director: Stanley J. Orzel
Stars: Will Yun Lee, Miguel Ferrer, Mercedes Renard
Jesus' Son (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.

Director: Alison Maclean
Stars: Billy Crudup, Robert Michael Kelly, Torben Brooks
Boned (2015)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A struggling actress must play the role of a detective in order to save an adorable Maltese puppy from a murderous group of Goth Thugs, a Devilish Dominatrix, and a handsome, lying doctor.

Director: Laura Lee Bahr
Stars: Bai Ling, Josh Randall, Deanna Lund
Shanghai Baby (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

In rain-drenched Berlin, the passionate, life-loving young writer Coco seeks the closing chapter of her novel, which begins in the turbulent city of Shanghai at the outset of the 21st ... See full summary »

Director: Berengar Pfahl
Stars: Bai Ling, Luke Goss, Gregory Wong
Married Life (2007)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A 1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his wife's death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce.

Director: Ira Sachs
Stars: Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Rachel McAdams
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

Jason, an American lawyer, poses as a john to build a legal case against a pimp trafficking girls to Bangkok. Can he win the trust of a young prostitute known only as Number 18 and convince her to risk her life to testify against her pimp?

Directors: Daniel Kooman, Matthew Kooman
Stars: Will Yun Lee, Eugenia Yuan, Giovanni Mocibob
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

When a team of assassins botches a hit, legendary hitman Vet Jones gets an ultimatum from his former boss - kill the target or his son dies.

Director: Anoop Rangi
Stars: Tom Sizemore, Vivica A. Fox, Bai Ling
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A drama centered on a man dealing with the aftereffects of being in a coma caused by a car accident.

Director: Mun Chee Yong
Stars: Eric Mabius, Will Yun Lee, Fernando Noriega
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Kim
...
Mrs. Liu
...
Genie
...
Michael (as Treach)
...
Willie
...
Daniel
...
Mrs. Chang
Melissa Martinez ...
Sue
...
Kelly
Les Mau ...
Mr. Huang (as Les J.N. Mau)
Tina Factor ...
Asian Woman
Diane Cheng ...
Mrs. Mar
Christy Qin ...
Jenny
Ruth Zhang ...
Mrs. Huang
...
Steve
Edit

Storyline

Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

f rated | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Sooner or later you face the inevitable. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A kötelesség ára  »

Filming Locations:


Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,324, 11 March 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$106,939, 20 November 2005
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Zoe Saldana was originally casted for the role of "Sue" but had to drop out when she got cast in the Britney Spears-starring Crossroads (2002). See more »

Soundtracks

Open Wide
Written by Kim Hill, Terence Yoshiaki, Mike Fratantuno (as Michael Fratantuno),
George Pajon Jr. & Printz Board (as PrinceBoard)
Courtesy of Hallucinashuns Music, Tuono Music, Hisako Songs and El Cubano (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The universal tribulations of a dysfunctional Chinese family as experienced by a young woman in NYC
27 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I did not expect it to but "Face" affected me quite deeply. Generally, I find myself choosing genres with less dialog and less emotional content. I am more a hardcore action / adventure fan, loving Sci-Fi or the occasional documentary or foreign film. I gave face a chance when a friend recommended it to me as a true piece of New York and almost too gritty for Lifetime Net. The films' angle inside of real family dysfunction was a surprise peek in the mirror for me. Unlike the family in the film, I am a second generation American male of an average Russian Jewish family however, my story seems all too congruent with that of the lead character in "Face". My first viewing of this movie was really a lot much more than I knew I was signing on for but I felt a cathartic sense or acknowledgment by the third time. You wont find me in the drama section of the video store not because I'm too scared to get deep but because it is only a diamond that can bring it out in me.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page