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Shanghai Kiss (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 17 March 2007 (USA)
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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Casting Director: So... you know Kung Fu?
Liam Liu: [Caught off guard] Er...
Casting Director: What Color belt are you?
Liam Liu: Er... I... I... I don't have a belt. Oh... you know what I love? I love suspenders.
Casting Director: You don't know martial arts?
Liam Liu: No...
Casting Director: It says on your resume that you know martial arts.
Liam Liu: Is... is there martial arts in this commercial? I thought it was for toothpaste?
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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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God's On Vacation
Performed by The Furze
Written by P. Seaman
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Will lead the Asian American revolution.
3 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've been following this movie since before it even started shooting and managed to see it earlier this year at the San Francisco Film Festival. Now I see it's finally getting released. When I first read about it, I thought, an Asian guy dating a white girl in a Hollywood movie?! As an Asian guy myself I hoped it was good because I was sick of people like William Hung representing us. Harold and Kumar had a romantic subplot but it wasn't really the focus of the movie and Harold is a bumbling nerdy stereotype. The problem with AA movies is that none have been really good. Better Luck Tomorrow and Saving Face was probably the best (Motel's good), but where are the sex, lies, videotapes, Reservoir Dogs, Little Miss Sunshines, The Squid and The Whales? For an AA movie to break through into the mainstream, there needs to be a film that can be considered as great as any of those. Even better, it needs to be as good as the best movies out there: godfather, Annie Hall, The Apartment. So you can tell I had high expectations.

This movie surpassed my expectations. This is the film that is "good enough" to put AA cinema into the mainstream and I hope it leads the Asian American revolution and also, raises the standards of other Asian American movies. Good is not enough Asian American filmmakers, your movies need to be great. This movie was funny, sad, romantic, beautiful, and deals will so many issues like a young man struggling with feelings for a teenage girl, alcoholism and how it creates a wall to your family, the loss of a parent at a young age, communicational gaps between 2nd generation American and his 1st generation father, what it means to be American vs Chinese, racial stereotypes in Hollywood, leading a practical, stable life vs a fulfilling life (becoming a lawyer or an artist), maturity vs immaturity, following your heart vs complying to what's socially acceptable, - and it faces all these issues in a funny way. This movie is so funny and that's what makes it so enjoyable. It's not a message movie nor is it preachy. It doesn't try to make a statement, it just tries to entertain but the message, the statement comes through subtly. I hope other Asian American filmmakers take notice. The bar has been raised.


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