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The Farewell (2019)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 12 July 2019 (USA)
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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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Awkwafina Takes Dramatic Leap in 'The Farewell'

At Sundance 2019, Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina describes how her first leading role in the dramatic comedy The Farewell led to an, um, "empathy orgy" with the cast and crew.

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Cast

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

12 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Farewell See more »

Filming Locations:

Changchun, China

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$355,662, 14 July 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,648,747, 21 July 2019
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The first ever PG rated A24 film. See more »

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Performed by Mindia Luo
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Absolutely beautiful, and Awkwafina does not disappoint in this movie
9 July 2019 | by whompawhompaSee all my reviews

Saw this at Sundance festival and one piece of advice, bring some tissues because you'll be crying from both sadness and happiness.

This is an entirely different role for Awkwafina from Crazy Rich Asians and it shows how versatile of an actress she is.

Won't spoil the movie, but when it gets more widely released, this is definitely a good contender for your weekend at the theatre. A very refreshing movie that touches upon the universal theme of family and love, but from an Eastern setting in China and parts of it in America.

Loved it and I'll definitely go back again to see it with my friends when it's released.


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