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Shanghai Kiss (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 17 March 2007 (USA)
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An Asian-American actor, living in Los Angeles, is forced to reconsider his roots as well as the possibilities afforded him by his present situation after suddenly inheriting his grandmother's home in Shanghai.

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Adelaide Bourbon
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Micki Yang
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Joe Silverman (as Joel Moore)
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Mark Liu - Liam's Dad
Kathleen Lancaster ...
Georgia
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Jessica / Cute Blonde
Steve Connell ...
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Brian Gardner ...
Young Handsome Guy
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Adelaide's Father
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Virginia
Oliver Yan ...
Ling Ming
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Jai Li
Chen Li ...
Amy
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A struggling Chinese-American actor, who unwittingly finds himself involved with a high school girl, learns he has inherited his grandmother's home in Shanghai. The American-raised character moves to China in an attempt to connect with his ancestry, leaving behind quite possibly the only girl who has ever loved him. Written by Anonymous

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In the scene where Liam and Micki are watching a movie, Liam mentions how The Rock sounds like Richard Simmons and Micki asks 'Who is the Rock?'. Kelly Hu starred in The Scorpion King (2002) with Dwayne Johnson (The Rock). See more »

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When Joel returns to the table he is clearly seen holding a single serving butter pack in his left hand as he sits down, but as we switch to a different camera angle, he is holding a fork. See more »

Quotes

Liam Liu: Every time I go out on something, Joe, it's always for some Kung Fu Deli Store Computer Chinese...
Joe Silverman: You're a Chinese guy, you're gnna go for roles for little Chinese guys.
Liam Liu: That is bullshit, I was born in New York, how about a role for somebody in New York?
Joe Silverman: Nobody asked you to quit college and try your hands in the lucrative world of motion picture and television.
Liam Liu: What am I gonna do with a degree, I'm gonna spend 8 hours a day, trapped in a little cubicle, making one of those desktop zen guards.
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References Roots (1977) See more »

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The Dreaming
Performed by Angel Tears
Written by Momi Ochion & Sebastian Taylor
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
Published by Big Tiger Music (BMI)
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Lovely movie and great theme!
16 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

My parents are 10 years apart. It's a sweet story really and i believe though race/cultural plot was a big one, the age difference was another overlooked theme - love transcends all.

The acting was very captivating. Ken's performance warms on you as the movie goes on and he really wows you the more you see him. Hayden of course was adorable and sweet as always with her role. Her character's hope, faithfulness, and never-give-up attitude is infectious and desirable and inspirational!

Also, Ken's quest for his roots takes him back to a place that ultimately helps him to see his present place much more clearly and better than before! It's a great film about discovery and journey, sacrifice, and ultimately love.

It's too bad this film didn't really hit it on the big screen but the performances are superb and you have to love Hayden's voice - she's a great singer. Hope to see a sequel. This film will catch on big as it hits DVD.


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