Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African American girl. Kamilla ditches ...
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A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.
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Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African American girl. Kamilla ditches school, Eli stresses about the store, and Daniel tries to have a good time. It's just another typical day at the store until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break out. With the chaos moving towards them, the trio is forced to defend the store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family.Written by
Director, writer, and lead actor Justin Chon wrote the role of Mr. Kim specifically for his father Sang Chon, but it took 3 months to convince his father to accept the role because of the nature of the film and the similarities to their own family history. See more »
In multiple scenes throughout the film, you can see a mic taped under the shirts of various actors. See more »
It's a gut wrenching film that will have you laughing, crying, and thinking deeply about many things.
Justin Chon's debut as a director here really shines and I'm hopeful for the new things he'll be putting out in the future.
Don't listen to the hateful reviews here because they're angry that there's no white people in it for once. Hollywood and the general public love to hate diversity. See how they hated the new Star Trek because there weren't enough white faces. They'll gaslight minorities into fighting each other just like how they're bringing up isolated incidents like Latasha while ignoring the systemic and pervasive daggers behind our backs.
See this movie for what it is and the story it tells. A tale of two brothers and their interactions with new friends and the incidents and fallout of 1992 Rodney King.
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