Dwayne and his older sister Mai are adults: Mai is married to Vinh, Dwayne is about to propose to Nina. Twenty-two years ago, when Mai was 10, she and Dwayne were refugees in Vietnam, ...
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Dwayne and his older sister Mai are adults: Mai is married to Vinh, Dwayne is about to propose to Nina. Twenty-two years ago, when Mai was 10, she and Dwayne were refugees in Vietnam, adopted by Harold and Dee Williams, African-Americans from Los Angeles. Now, they remain close, especially Dwayne and his parents. Mai drops a bomb: she's located their birth mother, Thahn, and she's flying her to LA. Dee takes the news hard: she sees herself being replaced. Harold is more sanguine, and Dwayne pretends to be indifferent. When Thahn arrives, tensions reach the breaking point between Mai and Dee, between Nina and Dwayne, and even between Dee and Harold. Can we all get along?Written by
I enjoyed this movie because of its positive depiction of Asian and African Americans in close relationships. A romantic story between and Asian man and a Black woman is almost never seen. The movie also addressed the problems that can arise when adopted children seek out their natural parents. I find it interesting that it is almost always daughters that do this. The story was touching, especially the resolution of the rift between Mai and Dee, the black woman who had raised her and loved her. This movie was also very funny. It's a shame that it received such little publicity. I wish there were more like it. Hopefully the director/writer will produce more movies in this vein. I recommend it highly.
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