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Adultolescence (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  22 April 2011 (USA)
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LEA, a young Chinese-American woman, once disowned by her immigrant mother and now struggling to make peace, goes through a painful, sometimes comedic, journey that has her teetering between a breakdown and breakthrough.

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Mrs. May / Mom
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Lea May
Clementine Ngo Anh ...
Lea May - Ten Years Old)
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Mr. May / Baba
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Finn
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Cousin Mike
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Tim Chen / Brother-in-law
Linda Shing ...
Wilma May Chen
Janine Venable ...
Bryce's Mother
Amanda Rogers ...
Literary Agent
Abbie Shin ...
Karin May Michaels
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Arian Marie Andrade ...
Little Lea's Best Friend
Anthony Begonia ...
Piano Accompanist
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Student
Dave Brooks ...
Surfer Man
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Adultolescence presents the psychological landscape of a first generation Asian-American family, adding elements of selective memory, voyeurism, escapism, and magical realism, all as ingredients that constantly alter the character of a perceived legacy by the youngest daughter, Lea May. The story begins when Lea returns home after a major career disappointment. She is catapulted back into her real but tainted memories of growing up under the scrutiny of her immigrant mother's watchful eye that turns into a silencing but damaging disownment. As she films her present-day family and learns what it means to become an artist, Lea must confront the variations of truth that has led her to her own stagnancy and blame. By turns, she realizes there is no escape, fantasy or otherwise, from the unconditional and almost insufferable love she shares with her mother. Written by Anonymous

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ADULTOLESCENCE presents the psychological landscape of a Chinese-American family.
5 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

ADULTOLESCENCE adds elements of selective memory, voyeurism, escapism, and magical realism, all as ingredients that constantly alter the character of a perceived legacy by the youngest daughter, Lea May. The story begins when Lea returns home after a major career disappointment. She is catapulted back into her real but tainted memories of growing up under the scrutiny of her immigrant mother's watchful eye that turns into a silencing but damaging disownment. As she films her present-day family and learns what it means to become an artist, Lea must confront the variations of truth that has led her to her own stagnancy and blame. By turns, she realizes there is no escape, fantasy or otherwise, from the unconditional and almost insufferable love she shares with her mother.

"Adultolescence" shows how the world perspectives of American-born children and their immigrant parents collide, but how both are justified in their world views. This film is not just a narrative but a cinematic experience that could serve as a medium to help bridge the gap between immigrant parents and their American-born children (adolescent or adult) by relating to those issues unspoken or too difficult to communicate. However, the most unique appeal of ADULTOLESCENCE is having an honesty and raw emotion we don't often see in Asian-American narratives.


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