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A Chinese-Canadian woman suffering from empty nest syndrome gets a second shot at motherhood when one of her handmade dumplings comes alive.

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Domee Shi

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Domee Shi
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Credited cast:
Sindy Lau ... Mom
Sharmaine Yeoh
Tim Zhang
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A Chinese-Canadian woman suffering from empty nest syndrome gets a second shot at motherhood when one of her handmade dumplings comes alive.

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USA | Canada

Language:

Chinese | English

Release Date:

15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bao See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The setting was inspired by Toronto Canada. See more »

Goofs

When Bao is sitting on his bed a portable game device is shown, likely a Nintendo Gameboy. These devices typically have a directional D-pad and two buttons, but only a single button is shown. See more »

Crazy Credits

Instead of the usual Pixar credit for "production babies" - babies born to people who worked on a given film during its production - there is a credit for "production baos". See more »

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Uhhh... yeah it's good.
12 November 2018 | by jagotskysquaySee all my reviews

I am 30 year old man.

I have made my mother's life a living hell for my entire life. I moved out when I was 18 and got a place with my girlfriend of the time.

I could tell she sensed " something " about her but being a naive, self-serving fool, I stupidly told myself that the girl was more important. I wasted the next two years of my life on that girl, always holding to that stubborn frame of mind.

Just after my 20th birthday I got into trouble. Long story short, I did something i never should have more or less because I had the girl on my mind. I landed myself in prison, luckily only for two years.

I then got out only to learn that that girl had robbed me for everything I had, and she had also broken in to my moms house and robbed her, Stole my mothers last remaining memory she had of HER mother, her wedding ring.

I had spent those two years rethinking my life and my path, and felt I was going to get out and do things right, I just KNEW I was going to succeed.

I have struggled ever since, still ever so stubborn, made many stupid decisions between then and now.

I'm not sure what I am trying to say here but j guess it is a bit like this.

Don't take your mother or father for granted. You will realize how much they mean to you once you've gotten to the point of no return.

This little short reminded me of that.


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