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Falling for Grace (2006)

East Broadway (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Family, Romance | April 2006 (USA)
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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?


Fay Ann Lee


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 ... Self (as David N. Dinkins)
Steven Drukman ... Greg
Kandiss Edmundson ... Liz
Gretchen Egolf ... Bridget
Ato Essandoh ... Jamal


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Her dream came true when she became someone else.


Comedy | Family | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The shaky refrigerator in Grace's parents' apartment has at least one easy fix: level the feet/rollers. The bigger problem may be either a blower motor or perhaps a compressor mount. See more »

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I Fell for Grace
21 January 2008 | by larryjoe76See all my reviews

This film had its Arizona premiere near my hometown, in Lakeside, AZ. By a strange turn of events, I now find myself doing a kind of bootlegging marketing campaign for a film that desperately needs some more attention. So here goes:

Falling for Grace is the story of Grace Tang — a street-smart business gal — who meets Andrew Barrington Jr., son of a high-profile businessman at a high-society event. While stepping lightly around other socialites, Grace is mistaken for Grace Tang, a wealthy woman who owns "Shanghai Tang," a boutique on Madison Ave. Here Chinatown and the Cinderella story collide.

The content stews together into a rather atypical romantic comedy. The Chinese overtones of the film are multi-faceted, from an anti-sweatshop subplot to the hilarious and highly believable conversations between Grace, her brother Ming and her parents. Nearly a quarter of the dialogue — and some of the funniest scenes in the film — was delivered in Cantonese and subtitled in English.

This was just a fabulous little movie, one had the feel of a big-bucks feature with the unpredictability of an indie film. The cast was great and the character development had the right mix of believable dialogue, family interaction and jokes in Cantonese.

In short, this film was well-written, witty, and slyly sweet.

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


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$3,614, 22 July 2007

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