It centers around Sang, an old motorbike rider who lives in a low-income neighborhood in HCMC. Although Sang is poor and suffers from an illness, he always sacrifices himself for his family.

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Tran Thanh, Ngoc Dang Vu

Writers:

Ho Thuc An, Nhi Bui
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Credited cast:
Viet Anh Viet Anh ... Su thay
Aquay Aquay ... Ba Tun
Che Nguyen Quynh Chau Che Nguyen Quynh Chau ... Woan's assistant
Ngan Chi Ngan Chi
Thuy Duong Thuy Duong ... Doctor
Le Giang Le Giang
Minh Kha Minh Kha ... Receptionist
Quoc Khanh Quoc Khanh ... Binh Loi
Manh Lan Manh Lan ... Gangster
Trang Le Trang Le ... Me Tun
Dang Tra Xuan Minh Dang Tra Xuan Minh ... Dang Tra Xuan Minh (voice) (archive footage) (as Singer) (credit only)
Hoàng Mèo Hoàng Mèo ... Tu Phu
Ngoc Giau Nghe Si Uu Tu Ngoc Giau Nghe Si Uu Tu
Xuan Nghi Xuan Nghi ... Photographer
Him Pham Him Pham ... Woan's assistant
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It centers around Sang, an old motorbike rider who lives in a low-income neighborhood in HCMC. Although Sang is poor and suffers from an illness, he always sacrifices himself for his family.

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Comedy | Family

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Bo Gia is the first movie product by Tran Thanh See more »

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I know: Cheese, but it still got me.
6 June 2021 | by Movi3DOSee all my reviews

Thanos: Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.... Wait, Wait, why am I hearing the Avengers' theme?

Even though being a Vietnamese, I don't think highly of Vietnamese movies, mostly because of the acting and cheesy stories. However, I'll partly take that back on this one.

The acting and dialogue, although were cringe at times, were pretty good. Tran Thành, who was mostly a comedian, delivered strong emotion and portrayed the old father very well. I enjoyed his performance the most.

The story had some problems. It was still very cheesy and predictable. There was one involving an ex-girlfriend that just got dropped half way. Then, some of the editing and tone changes were bafflingly awkward and felt flat, especially near the end.

Even though I said that, this movie really got me involved in the plots. I was boiling up at the arguments in the first half, and then tearing up near the end. The dynamic between father and son was very touching, and I felt for both sides as each had valid reasons behind their actions.

The themes of parental love and family were not anything new, but they were heartfelt and effective because of the story and acting. It's also in part because I easily get emotional when it's about family. However, as emotional as it was, the movie had to become preachy, as if the plot didn't shout out the themes enough.

Overall, despite still having problems of a typical Vietnamese movie, Old Dad (the correct translation) was still able to touch me. 7.5/10.


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12 March 2021 (Vietnam) See more »

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$350,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,480,489
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