Dim Sum Funeral
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Death brings a contentious family together (though that doesn't mean they get along) in this comedy-drama from director Anna Chi. When elderly Mrs. Xiao (Lisa Lu) dies in her sleep at home, her housekeeper and close friend Viola (Talia Shire) contacts her four adult children in hopes they'll come home to help with the funeral. Unfortunately, Mrs. Xiao didn't have many friends besides Viola, her children all have issues with her, and given her zeal to assimilate into American culture, the siblings are more than puzzled that she insisted upon a traditional Chinese funeral lasting a… More
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"So jaw-droppingly misguided in its blend of mawkish sentiment and comic relief that it almost elicits one's grudging admiration."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"Too simplistic to be believable."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
"Director Anna Chi's Chinese-American family drama, from a screenplay by Donald Martin, is ambitious in scope and banal in execution."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"Overly melodramatic and soap operatic. Very familiar episodic look at a comtemporary Chinese/American family and the gaps that divide them."
‑ Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine
"There were plenty of opportunities for originality here, but other than toying with a layer of Asian exoticism, writer Donald Martin doesn't stray far from convention"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
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