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Dim Sum Funeral (2008)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 2009 (Canada)
A story about a group of estranged Chinese-American siblings who reunite after the death of their mother.

Director:

Anna Chi

Writer:

Donald Martin
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Isaah Brown ... Jason
Curtis Lum ... Bruce
Lili Lau Lili Lau ... Diva
Donald Fong Donald Fong ... Mr Wang
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Storyline

Adult Chinese-American siblings Alexander, Liz, Victoria and Meimei reluctantly converge on their hometown of Seattle after their mother, Linda Xiao, passes away from her bout with cancer, about which they didn't even know until after her passing. "Reluctant" as they all disliked their mother - who they called the "Dragon Lady" as she showed them little love while she was alive and who pitted each against the others as they grew up - and have been estranged from each other because of it. Despite each having successful professional lives - Alexander being a cosmetic surgeon, Liz a magazine columnist, Victoria a real estate agent, and Meimei an actress in Chinese ninja movies - each sibling carries personal baggage, much associated with their mother's ways. Married Alexander, much like his now deceased father before him, has a mistress on the side, about which his ex-beauty pageant queen wife Cindy knows. Liz's son Sam passed away, the stress and grief from which led to her breaking-up ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Xiao family is about to have the mother of all funerals

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief drug use and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

2009 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

El funeral de la señora Chiao See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Dim Sum" , one translation is 'Finger Food' See more »

Connections

Follows Xiao zi xian sun ci hou zhe (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet & Happy
Written by Zhuiang Nu
Courtesy of CRC Jianian Inc.
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Bad movie
19 June 2019 | by bilc-01949See all my reviews

What the mother does in pretending is deplorable! Hey friend Viola is equally deplorable! Out of 10 stars for worst movie this gets all 10, very bad!


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