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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
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Listen to yourself, man! You're moving to Shanghai for a girl! A *Chinese* girl for Godsakes!
This is not just about the girl.
Then what is it?
It just -- it *feels* right! I'm Chinese. I gotta go back to my roots.
All right, slow down, Kunta Kinte. You don't even speak Chinese. What the hell are you gonna do? What, drive a rickshaw?
I can learn Chinese.
Learn Chinese?! Liam, you barely speak English!
Don't call me Liam. Liam's my slave name.
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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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