7.2/10
410
2 user

Model Minority (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 July 2012 (USA)
Written and directed by ER (1994) castmember Lily Mariye, this gritty, sexually frank coming-of-age story has won 11 awards. Set in inner-city Los Angeles. Stars the immensely sympathetic ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
10 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Feeling confined by their small town and overbearing parents, Annie and Jules hatch a scheme of running away. But as the girls soon find out, consequences can blindside you. Sometimes violently.

Director: John Carchietta
Stars: Nichole Bloom, Fabianne Therese, Pat Healy
Man Up II (2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Martin, a 19 year old slacker, has his life turned upside down when he gets his Mormon girlfriend pregnant so he moves in with his stoner best friend, Randall, who teaches him to be a man.

Director: Justin Chon
Stars: Dion Basco, Gerry Bednob, Nichole Bloom
Lazer Team 2 (2018)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After one of their own is lost in another dimension, the Lazer Team groups together once again to fight against a new threat.

Directors: Daniel Fabelo, Matt Hullum
Stars: Burnie Burns, Gavin Free, Michael Jones
Nice Girls (TV Movie 2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A digital sketch series based on the hit Upright Citizens Brigade live show where two best friends struggle with dating, relationships, and life's most mundane transactions all because they are just too nice.

Director: Veronica Rodriguez
Stars: Nichole Bloom, Zack Pearlman, Elizabeth Guest
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When three rebellious students leave their hometown to pursue their lifelong dreams in the big city, their relationships start to face the pressures of real life as the 1980s Taiwanese ... See full summary »

Director: Ya-che Yang
Stars: Hsiao-chuan Chang, Lun-Mei Kwei, Rhydian Vaughan
Superstore (TV Series 2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A look at the lives of employees at a big box store.

Stars: America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A man obsessed with prostitutes discovers that love is a lot more expensive than sex. An entertaining peek into the world of prostitution from the client's point of view.

Director: Ileana Pietrobruno
Stars: David Lewis, Ivy Vine, Emma Lahana
Lazer Team (2015)
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Four losers are thrust into the position of saving the world when they stumble upon a UFO crash site and become genetically equipped to the battle suit on board.

Director: Matt Hullum
Stars: Burnie Burns, Gavin Free, Michael Jones
Defendor (2009)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Arthur Poppington, a regular man who adopts a superhero persona, known as 'Defendor', combs the city streets at night, in search of his arch-enemy, Captain Industry.

Director: Peter Stebbings
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Sandra Oh
Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A 28-year-old woman who is unhappy in her marriage eats a piece of strange chocolate which transports her back to her 17-year-old self, the time before she met her husband.

Director: Mo Zhang
Stars: Ni Ni, Wallace Huo, Su Ma
Lazy Me (TV Series 2012)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Kev is a struggling YouTube personality attempting to cross over into mainstream media, but every time he tries to move forward, his 'Lazy' side holds him back - literally.

Stars: Nichole Bloom, Catherine Haena Kim, Taylor Anthony Miller
Dr. Ken (2015–2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A frustrated doctor juggles his career, marriage, and family.

Stars: Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamura, Tisha Campbell-Martin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kayla Tanaka
Courtney Mun ... Amberlyn Tanaka
... Angie Tanaka
... Ken Tanaka
... Treyshawn Doty
... Grandma Reiko Tanaka
... Dionte
... Mrs. Ambrose
... J.J.
... Judge Keaton
Taylor Boggan ... Eric the DJ
... Josie
... Alicia
... Megan
... Cristina
Edit

Storyline

Written and directed by ER (1994) castmember Lily Mariye, this gritty, sexually frank coming-of-age story has won 11 awards. Set in inner-city Los Angeles. Stars the immensely sympathetic newcomer Nichole Bloom in a compelling, cross-cultural, character-driven drama. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 July 2012 (USA)  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film won the George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award, at the 13th DC APA Film Festival, held in Washington DC in October 2012. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Inauthentic
19 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

The plot is contrived and even the "ethnic" elements seem formulaic, as if some white kid from the suburbs thought it up. "Good girl from dysfunctional family gets involved with a bad crowd"--a classic, but this presentation is just too tame. The characters are not very plausible, and even the "victim" characters are unsympathetic, which really deflates the melodramatic resolution of the movie. The soundtrack is wretched. That said, while there is nothing very interesting going on in this movie, it's not that unpleasant to watch. The story develops smoothly, the characters go through the expected motions, the production is good enough: it's uninspired, not stupid. Or maybe I just have a fetish for girls riding bicycles.


2 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page