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2009 (Canada) See more »
The Xiao family is about to have the mother of all funerals
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  (in credits order)

Bai Ling ... Dede

Steph Song ... Meimei

Talia Shire ... Viola

Russell Wong ... Alexander

Kelly Hu ... Cindy

Julia Nickson ... Elizabeth

Lisa Lu ... Mrs Xiao

Françoise Yip ... Victoria

Tseng Chang ... Chow Lin

Adrian Hough ... Michael

Valerie Tian ... Emily
Isaah Brown ... Jason

Curtis Lum ... Bruce
Lili Lau ... Diva
Donald Fong ... Mr Wang

Crystal Lowe ... Jane
Chhultim Sherpa ... Monk 1

Terry Chen ... Funeral Store Owner

Geoff Gustafson ... Larry
Grace Fatkin ... Mrs Sun
Ed Hong-Louie ... Elderly Man (as Ed Hong Louie)
BJ Harrison ... Woman at Funeral
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Directed by
Anna Chi 
Writing credits
Donald Martin (written by)

Produced by
Josée Bernard .... co-executive producer
Tom Berry .... executive producer
Cheryl Cowan .... line producer: second unit (as Cheryl Cowen)
Ray Cuerdo .... executive producer
Jeffery Scott Lando .... producer (as Jeffery Lando)
Donald Martin .... executive producer
Andrew Ooi .... co-executive producer
Clark Peterson .... executive producer
Andrew Reimer .... executive producer (as Andy Reimer)
Stefan Wodoslawsky .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dean Landon 
Scott Starrett 
Cinematography by
Michael Balfry (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Karen Porter 
Casting by
Susan Taylor Brouse  (as Susan Brouse)
Production Design by
James Willcock 
Set Decoration by
James Willcock 
Costume Design by
Kate Main 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Beebe .... makeup swing
Paula Demille .... assistant hair stylist
Jullin Hadden .... key hair stylist
Kathy Howatt .... key makeup artist (as Kathleen Howatt)
Lili Lau .... makeup artist: "Diva"
Jess Luka .... hair swing
Amy Pang .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Mel Weisbaum .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Chi .... second unit director
Shelley Cox .... second assistant director
Debra Herst .... second assistant director
Patrice Leung .... first assistant director
Otto Mak .... assistant director trainee
Michelle Nieken .... assistant director trainee (as Michelle E. Nieken)
Louisa Phung .... third assistant director
Art Department
Keith Bakker .... set dresser (as Keith 'The Master' Bakker)
Alex Kutschera .... property master
Mark Lane .... lead dresser
Michelle Pitney .... assistant set decorator
Susy Tavares .... buyer
John Wilcox .... paint coordinator
Martin Wing .... assistant property master
Jim Wyber .... set dresser
Sound Department
Michael Alcantara .... sound assistant
Ken Biehl .... sound re-recording mixer
Hennie Britton .... foley engineer
Derick Cobden .... sound supervisor
Ray Collins .... sound mixer
Bernardo Six Costa .... boom operator
Lorita de la Cerna .... adr mixer
Matthew Gionet .... sound supervisor
Tim Johnson .... boom operator
Michael Keeping .... foley artist (as Michael P Keeping)
Peter Kepkay .... sound mixer
Mario Loubert .... sound effects editor
Chris Ove .... adr recording engineer
Chris Ove .... dialogue editor
Jo Rossi .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
David Barkes .... special effects coordinator (as David K. Barkes)
Joel McGowan .... special effects assistant (as Joel Mcgowan)
Michael Radil .... special effects assistant (as Michael C. Radil)
Charles Andre .... stunt coordinator
Kimberly Chiang .... stunt double: Meimei (as Kim Chiang)
Don Lew .... stunt actor: Ninja
Camera and Electrical Department
Brittany D. Allan .... lamp operator
Sebastian Andexer .... daily grip
Austin Balfour .... first assistant camera
Michael Balfry .... director of photography: second unit
Satu Bell .... still photographer
Monty Black .... generator operator
Nate Chalaturnyk .... grip
Geoff Dane .... best boy electrician
Tony Derkach .... best boy grip
Troy Derkach .... daily grip
Christian Elton .... lamp operator
Kris Grunewald .... best boy grip
Adrian Konstant .... second assistant camera
Mike Kruper .... grip (as Michael Kruper)
Jeremy Mackie .... first assistant camera: second unit
Iván Maldonado .... Steadicam operator (as Ivan Maldonado)
Tim McLain .... grip (as Tim Mclain)
Graham Phair .... gaffer
Jules Quesnel .... dolly grip (as Jules L. Quesne)
Courtland Sandover-Sly .... daily grip
Hamed Vaghayenegar .... grip
Dave Walker .... key grip
Kamil Wisniewski .... lamp operator
Gordon Yang .... consultant: HD
Casting Department
Linda LaBelle .... extras casting (as Linda Labelle)
Graham Wickstrom .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Allison Chretien .... set costume supervisor
John Denison .... truck costumer
Shelley Cowan Lavell .... assistant costume designer
Ronda Leavitt .... assistant costume designer
Kate Main .... costumer
Paulette Nelson .... assistant costume designer
Chrissie Vides Alvarado .... costumer: prep (as Chrissie S. Armstrong)
Editorial Department
Scott Belyea .... assistant editor
Kelly Wong .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jeremy Butler .... additional music recordist
Libby Umstead .... music research: source music (as Elizabeth Umstead)
Transportation Department
Peggy Archibald .... driver
Gerard Boileou .... driver (as Gerard Boileau)
Scott Delaplace .... transportation captain
Ron Gavin .... transportation coordinator
Shawn Henter .... driver
Ron Irvine .... driver
John O'Toole .... driver
Guy Steer .... driver
Other crew
Dustin Lee Abram .... production assistant
Darlyl Adam .... production assistant (as Daryl Adam)
Scott Belyea .... dialogue transcriptor
Claire Benoit .... legal counsel (as Claire Benoît)
Paula Bonucchi .... script supervisor
Kathy Candiago .... assistant accountant (as Kathy Eyre-Candiago)
Dave Carlson .... chef (as David Carlson)
Shafik Chernovsky .... location production assistant
Cheryl Cowen .... line producer
Robert Desjardins .... security
Suze Dunbar .... script supervisor
Dave Edmondson .... production assistant
Michael Farias .... assistant location manager
Victoria Goodman .... production assistant
Sarah Patricia Hansen .... production assistant
Erica Hargreave .... tutor
Kim Howes .... security captain
Ed Iverson .... production assistant
Morten Kehler .... assistant chef
Carol Korm .... background coordinator
Carol Korm .... extras background coordinator
Carol Korm .... extras wrangler
Derek Lowe .... first assistant production coordinator
David Magdael .... publicist
Lori Massini .... legal affairs
Mike Mazar .... security
Mike McAree .... production assistant (as Michael Mcaree)
Thomas Mezey .... assistant: Anna Chi
W. Robert Millar .... location scout
John Mio .... location manager
Tessa Mol .... production assistant
Rick Nicholson .... security
E. Andrew Pecs .... production accountant (as E. Andrew Pécs)
Katie Peoples .... assistant: Tom Berry
Danielle Poudrier .... production assistant
Nicole Reid .... production coordinator
Kevin Royce .... production assistant
Mike Sandyke .... craft service (as Mike 'Krusty' Sandyke)
Mike Sandyke .... first aid (as Mike 'Krusty' Sandyke)
Sharon Sandyke .... assistant craft service (as Sheron Sandyke)
Hugo Schellenberg .... security
Maureen Sugrue .... assistant chef
Mike Thorkilsen .... production assistant (as Crazy Mike)
Victor Van Der Merwe .... second assistant production coordinator
Terran Wen .... stand-in
Shane Erron West .... production assistant (as Shane West)
Gordon Yang .... production consultant
Kim Yu .... publicist
Sandra J. Blackie .... the producers wish to thank: 1-900 Costumes (as Sandi Blackie)
Ed Brando .... the producers wish to thank: Paladin Show Services
Francisco Castelo .... the producers wish to thank
Allen Chan .... the producers wish to thank: Shiang Garden Seafood Restaurant
Isa Lorenzo .... acknowledgment: financed with the participation of
Isa Lorenzo .... special thank you
Andrew MacLean .... the producers wish to thank: Parallel Rental Inc.
Donald Munro .... the producers wish to thank
Skylar Stock .... the producers wish to thank: Mintage Vintage
Madeline Thompson .... the producers wish to thank
Willy Wang .... the producers wish to thank (as Mr. Willy Wang)
Jojo Wei .... the producers wish to thank
Sandy Weinberg .... the producers wish to thank

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Rated R for brief drug use and sexuality
USA:95 min
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Dim Wits Funeral, 28 April 2010
Author: right left from United States

This movie tries desperately to be in so many other movies footsteps that it just winds up tripping all over itself. This movie is essentially The Joy Luck Club's, Ugly Twin Sister. Although the writing is bad, it's not completely a mess. I do like that it tries to show that Chinese Americans are progressive in American society, but it never departs from some serious jingoistic dialog that seems borrowed from a bag of fortune cookies. The Family is actually a bore, but the writer thinks that by making one a lesbian, and another marry a Black Man would make them more interesting. Also, having all the non-family members play completely humble, somewhat quirky, incredibly understanding, and knowledgeable to the family's "attitude" is just unbelievable. The Directing is somewhat amateurish but better than some Chinese Soap Serials. The actors are all so stiff in their performances - I've seen better performances with claymation. On the bright side, Russle Wong's acting has improved just enough to be the best performance in the whole movie - that's bad.

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