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Rice Rhapsody (2004)
"Hainan ji fan" (original title)

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Fearing her son could be gay, a conservative mother takes in a French foreign exchange student, who ends up teaching the family a lot about life, acceptance, and love.

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Credited cast:
Sylvia Chang ...
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Martin Yan ...
Kim Chui
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Sabine
LePham Tan ...
Leo
Craig Toh ...
Harry
Alvin Chiang ...
Daniel
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Gigi
Ivy Ling Po ...
Grandma
Han Chin ...
Grandpa (as Ronald Bi)
Samuel Chong ...
Master of Ceremony
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Jennifer
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Johnny
Edric Hsu ...
Benny
Andy Mok ...
Batman
Ernest Seah ...
Kenny
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Fearing her son could be gay, a conservative mother takes in a French foreign exchange student, who ends up teaching the family a lot about life, acceptance, and love.

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20 January 2005 (Hong Kong)  »

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$40,385 (Hong Kong) (21 January 2005)

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$96,271 (Hong Kong) (28 January 2005)
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Meh!
19 February 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Aptly called 'Rice Rhapsody' in Australia, this comedy is not very funny nor very satisfying. The basic plot is a single mother and restaurant owner has raised three sons all by her lonesome. Two of them are gay, and she fears the youngest may also be that way inclined. So, she comes up with a plan to hook him up with a sexy French student named Sabine.

All in all, this film just doesn't work and the chemistry between Sabine and Leo doesn't gel. The film seems indecisive in which direction it wants to go, and the male lead is rather unpleasant throughout the whole movie. And, why the heck was one character called "Batman"? This is quite a lazy comment, but 90 or so minutes really dragged for me- especially towards the end.

**1/2 out of *****!


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