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Catfish in Black Bean Sauce (2000)




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In Catfish In Black Bean Sauce, Paul Winfield and Mary Alice play an African-American couple who in the 1970's adopted two Vietnamese children, a brother and sister. 20 years on, the two kids have grown to adulthood; Dwayne (Chi Muoi Lo) has absorbed a great deal of black culture from his adopted parents and is engaged to an attractive African-American woman (Sanaa Lathan). His sister (Lauren Tom), however, feels more comfortable with Asian cultural paths and has married an older Asian man (Tzi Ma). The siblings have recently come in contact with their birth mother (Kieu Chinh), and are awaiting her first visit to the United States, which causes no small amount of personal, cultural and familial clashes. Catfish In Black Bean Sauce is the feature debut from writer/director Chi Muoi Lo, who also plays Dwane; it was a prize winner at the 1999 WorldFest/Houston Film Festival.more
Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language and sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Chi-Muoi Lo
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On DVD: Sep 18, 2001
Iron Hill Pictures - Official Site


Mary Alice
as Dolores
Tzi Ma
as Vinh
Wing Chen
as Samantha
Amy Tran
as Young Mai
Kevin Lo
as Young Dwayne
Kevin D'Arcy
as Guard No. 1
Andre Rosey Brown
as Guard No. 2
Richard F. Whiten
as Motorcycle Cop
Lalanya Masters
as Bank Teller
Mark Daniel Cade
as Assistant Bank Manag...
April Tran
as Interpreter
Tom Ryan
as Lt. Davis
Thu Hong
as Opera Singer
Ho Lo
as Man at Airport
Vien Hong
as Transvestite
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Critic Reviews for Catfish in Black Bean Sauce

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | February 7, 2001
Detroit News
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Chicago Sun-Times
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New York Times
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San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | July 21, 2005
Houston Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Catfish in Black Bean Sauce

A great movie! One of my favorites. Love it.

Leo L

Super Reviewer


Buried in this is a nice little story about intermingling of cultures, but it rarely gets beyond the obvious cliches.

Man I love this film! Poignant yet hilarious and a perspective rarely seen on film. Chi Moui Lo and Alice Walker are great and if for no other reason you have to check it out to see two old ladies battling over their son.

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