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Dim Sum Funeral

Dim Sum Funeral (2008)

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Critic Reviews: 2
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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

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Drama, Art House & International, Comedy

Donald Martin

Jul 21, 2009

HBO Films

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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.

June 11, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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Director Anna Chi's Chinese-American family drama, from a screenplay by Donald Martin, is ambitious in scope and banal in execution.

June 11, 2009 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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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

July 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Too simplistic to be believable.

June 15, 2009 Full Review Source: Movie Dearest
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Overly melodramatic and soap operatic. Very familiar episodic look at a comtemporary Chinese/American family and the gaps that divide them.

June 12, 2009 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
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Audience Reviews for Dim Sum Funeral

I liked this movie. Through the circumstance of their mom's funeral, a Chinese-American family come together for the week-long traditional Chinese funeral. There is a lot to resolve - issues about the siblings relationships, and issues regarding their mother.
July 27, 2010
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