In 1880's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride, Lalu ends up in an Idaho gold-mining town, the property of a saloon owner who ... See full summary »
Michael Paul Chan
Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationship.Written by
In Agents of Shield, Tsai Chin (Waverly's mother, Lindo) plays the mother of Ming-Na Wen's (June) character, Melinda May. See more »
On the road to Chungking, Suyuan leaves a letter with her daughters that is written in the Western layout: left-to-right, top-to-bottom. During World War II, the traditional Chinese layout would've been used. See more »
The beautiful part was, he never had to ask for any of this. In fact, he never even knew. I told myself that was the selfless way, the loving way, instead of the chickenshit way.
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Words fail to capture the essence of this film. I read the book before I saw the movie and as anyone can tell you, the book for a movie is usually a lot better, but in this case and I think they are both on the same level. I watched this movie again for the umpteenth time today and every time I watch it I see the magic again. It makes me think of my own relationship with my mother and my relationship with my daughter. This is the story that made me feel in love with Asian film.
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