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The Farewell (2019)

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A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

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Lulu Wang

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Lulu Wang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Awkwafina ... Billi
Tzi Ma ... Haiyan
Diana Lin ... Jian
Aoi Mizuhara ... Aiko
Shuzhen Zhao Shuzhen Zhao ... Nai Nai (as Shuzhen Zhou)
Gil Perez-Abraham ... Tony
Jim Liu ... Doctor Song
Han Chen Han Chen ... Hao Hao
Diane Dehn ... Birthday Singer
Ines Laimins ... Kathy
Yongbo Jiang Yongbo Jiang ... Haibin
Hong Lu Hong Lu ... Little Nai Nai
X Mayo ... Suz
Becca Khalil Becca Khalil ... Shirley
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Storyline

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time.

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Taglines:

Based on an Actual Lie

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, brief language and some smoking. | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

Mandarin | English | Japanese | Italian

Release Date:

5 September 2019 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Farewell See more »

Filming Locations:

Changchun, China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$355,662, 14 July 2019

Gross USA:

$13,529,913

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,529,913
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Little Nai Nai plays herself in the movie. See more »

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Jian: [Asking a second time] So, YuPing, are you still going to send Bao away for college?
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It wasn't for me
6 August 2019 | by maclockSee all my reviews

First things first, as I don't fall in the target demographic for The Farewell, I'll acknowledge that I might not be the best source of information about it. Anyway, with that out of the way, I'd like to suggest to you that The Farewell was a bit slow and at times, it was unsatisfying. Anyway, this movie will appeal to some. That it didn't appeal to me is no great surprise.


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