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This is a "fun" and funny movie done in an original way - with moral lessons to boot. Best family suitable rental in a long while. This work in some ways is reminiscent of Tyler Perry - it doesn't play to the high brow audience, readily mixing the serious with the silly to good effect, and leveraging an American subculture as a backdrop to a story. It felt right how specific characters were constantly switching between Chinese and English to draw out the best phrasing and emphasize the bicultural significance of their lives and the challenge at hand. I'm going to check-out some of the other Jimmy Tsai projects. I was also impressed with the many supporting actors/characters. Another movie this reminded me of is Napoleon Dynamite - sound track and all, loved the "cereal" song. Best scene in the movie is when the main character's brother sets him straight - this and other scenes my kids insisted that I replay.
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