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Falling for Grace (2006)

East Broadway (original title)
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Grace is a Chinese American who longs to be a part of New York's high society. At a socialite event, she is mistaken for a Hong Kong heiress and meets her Prince Charming. Nothing is as it seems absorbing drama. What will happen to this Cinderella when the clock strikes midnight?

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Fay Ann Lee

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Fay Ann Lee (screenplay), Karen Rousso (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Christine Baranski ... Bree Barrington
Laura Benanti ... Alexandra
Lewis Black ... Rob York
Jeff Blumenkrantz ... Richard 'The Weasel'
Cindy Cheung ... Kari Mills
Clem Cheung ... Ba
Margaret Cho ... Janie
Tania Deighton Tania Deighton ... Diane
Laura Derby Laura Derby ... Janice Douglas
Sal Di Piazza Sal Di Piazza ... Delivery Man #2
David Dinkins David Dinkins ... Himself (as David N. Dinkins)
Steven Drukman Steven Drukman ... Greg
Kandiss Edmundson ... Liz
Gretchen Egolf ... Bridget
Ato Essandoh ... Jamal
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Grace Tang, an ambitious banker from working class Chinatown falls in love with New York's most eligible bachelor, Andrew Barrington, Jr. The only problem is that he thinks she's an heiress from Hong Kong. It is only through her search for fairy tale love that Grace re-discovers her own identity and realizes what really matters in life.

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Her dream came true when she became someone else.

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Comedy | Family | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2006 (USA) See more »

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Falling for Grace See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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You'll Find Love in East Broadway....
25 February 2007 | by wkupSee all my reviews

"East Broadway" "Falling for Grace" The film itself is delightful and well-crafted thanks to a script which has more charm and depth than the standard "rom-com" or drama, for that matter.

Fay Ann Lee (who also wrote the script) plays Grace Tang, an upwardly mobile executive for a law firm who, due to a misunderstanding, is believed to be a the daughter of a fashion maven/socialite, which thrusts her into the world of socialites, which includes Andrew Barrington played by Gale Harold a John F. Kennedy Jr. type who wants to stand for more than his family name.

Their tentative road to romance is threatened when Grace's real life collides with Andrew's ambitions.

What I loved about this film is that it's not the standard girl meets boy scenario, but something much more. The storyline is woven with real social issues (such as workers rights, high powered corruption and classism), but is done in such a way that it doesn't come off preachy or cloying.

Another facet of the script that I loved is that it's not a "fish out of water" tale. Grace and Andrew aren't that dissimilar, so the story doesn't revolve their social differences or ethnicities, instead it's about how their lives become intertwined by circumstance.

The performances are all excellent: BD Wong plays Grace's coworker, a seemingly uncouth dude who is enamored with her, Ken Leung who is excellent as the aimless younger brother, Ming. Margaret Cho is her usual vibrant self. The actor who plays Gale's brother-in-law/best (Nick Gregory?) friend is terrific.

Fay Ann Lee is amazing as Grace. She infuses the character with charm, strength and humor, making her a leading lady that anyone can relate to. And the chemistry between herself and Gale Harold is incredible.

I wholeheartedly recommend this film.


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