A timeless tale that takes place against the backdrop of the segregated coffee fields in 1920s Hawaii - a coming-of-age journey about a young man who transcends the boundaries of race and ...
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A timeless tale that takes place against the backdrop of the segregated coffee fields in 1920s Hawaii - a coming-of-age journey about a young man who transcends the boundaries of race and class in pursuit of a forbidden love.
In the sequence set in 1919, a poster for the film Broken Blossoms (1919) is seen. That film features a romance between an Asian (Chinese) man and a white woman, paralleling events in this film. See more »
This movie is an embarrassment to Hawaii and to Kona.
If you're from the Big Island, particularly the west side, this might be fun to watch to catch the familiar scenery and faces of people you know. However, if this doesn't hold hometown appeal for you, it's a TERRIBLE movie so don't bother. It's characters are shallow, 2-dimensional stereotypes and it utterly BUTCHERS (and also outright fabricates) Hawaii's history. There is also a baffling absence of any native Hawaiian characters an area of the State that still has one of the highest percentages of native Hawaiians. The acting is truly awful but given that we know that Matt Dillon and Jim Caviezel are at times capable of good acting, it probably has a lot to do with bad directing also. It's VERY clear to me that all the glowing reviews come from people associated with the film, because even if I was in the most generous mood ever, this movie doesn't merit even 2 stars. Sorry, not sorry.
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