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All About Dad (2009)

Delightfully hilarious, yet mixed with great tenderness and humanism, All About Dad addresses the familiar theme of old world father vs. new world kids with deftness and originality.

Director:

Mark Tran

Writer:

Mark Tran
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3 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
David Huynh ... Ty Do
Yen Ly Yen Ly ... Mom
Steve Cloyes Steve Cloyes ... Bill
Nanrisa Lee ... Xuan Do
Yvonne Truong ... Linh Do
Hunter Vo Hunter Vo ... Bao Pham
Minh Do Minh Do ... Dinh Do
Eric Callero ... Daniel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Dombrowski Brian Dombrowski ... Young Bill
George Q. Nguyen ... Hung
Chi Pham Chi Pham ... Dad
Cecily Ann Ryan Cecily Ann Ryan ... Kathy
Joey Sandin Joey Sandin ... Kelly
Walter Talens Walter Talens ... Sous Chef
Mark Tran Mark Tran ... Young Dad
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Delightfully hilarious, yet mixed with great tenderness and humanism, All About Dad addresses the familiar theme of old world father vs. new world kids with deftness and originality.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

28 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Jose, California, USA

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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Nanrissa Lee, playing the older sister Xuan, was the only non-Vietnamese (background and race) actress of the Do family. The movie was filmed entirely in San Jose, California. "All About Dad", the most successful feature film coming out of San José State University film school, won 6 international awards on the film festival circuit and made the U.S. Top Twenty list of Best Asian American films in 2009. Only non-professional actor casted, Chi Pham (Dad) made his historic debut with "All About Dad" successfully with debut young director Mark Tran. With Minh Do (older brother Dinh of 'All About Dad'), they also successfully reunited for the short one-and-a-half minute long contest entry "So mad AMC" in 2012. See more »

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Witty indie film with a new perspective
4 August 2009 | by Mindy_DuongSee all my reviews

I was able to attend a free viewing of this film at the Asian Film Festival of Dallas 2009 and I have to say I really enjoyed this movie. Best appreciated for the actors and story rather than the aesthetics, the story brings a fresh perspective on the first generation children born in the United States from Vietnamese immigrants. Mark Tran portrays the struggles that stem from the cultural differences families similar to these experience in the United States so well.

The dad is a devout Catholic raised to believe that school is meant to study what makes you the most money, not what "makes you happy" and also firmly believes in Catholocism and does not want anyone marrying a non-Catholic. These two values alone creates a plethora of issues that arise between him and his 4 children.

Up and coming actor David Huynh is also an amazing actor to look out for. A quaint film that is a definite must-see.


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