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Dim Sum Take Out is a short of outtakes from Wayne Wang's feature Dim Sum
11 August 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Dim Sum Take Out is outtakes from Wayne Wang's Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart. That 1985 film originally was supposed to focus on the lives of young first generation Chinese-American women before Wang chose to focus on the mother (Kim Chew) of one of them (real-life daughter Laureen). Of note here: Joan Chen, who had a cameo as one of the young mah-jong players in the theatrical feature version, here is expanded as a nightclub performer who wears a blond wig. There's also some more scenes with Amy Hill, looking much younger than the Grandma role she took in Maragaret Cho's "All-American Girl" 10 years later. Basically, many of the women talk about dating and relationships including a scene comparing Chinese men and other (usually white) men that was also in the feature version. There's also some lip-syncing of The Angels' "My Boyfriends Back" which later transitions into one of the women performing her own Chinese-language, '80s rock-style version complete with a couple of androgynous male backup singers in a weird and entertaining set piece. This was included in the Dim Sum DVD along with the short's brief introduction and A Conversation with Laureen Chew segment. Worth a look for anyone who loved the movie.


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