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Falling for Grace (2007)

Falling for Grace (2007)

Falling for Grace





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Fay Ann Lee's modern spin on the story of Cinderella, Falling For Grace, stars Fay Ann Lee as a Chinese-American who dreams of living among the social elites in New York City. One day she is mistaken for an heiress and is invited to a posh party where she falls in love with a lawyer. She hides her true identity from him, and he himself has a few secrets he keeps from the woman. Falling For Grace had its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival (where it screened under the title East Broadway).more
Rating: PG-13 (for language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Fay Ann Lee, Karen Rousso
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 12, 2010
Canal Street Pictures - Official Site


Gale Harold
as Andrew Barrington Jr...
Fay Ann Lee
as Grace Tang
Ken Leung
as Ming Tang
Christine Baranski
as Bree Barrington
Roger Rees
as Andrew Barrington Sr...
Laura Benanti
as Princess Alexandra
Lewis Black
as Rob York
Cindy Cheung
as Kari Mills
Nick Gregory
as William
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

The movie practically serves as a cautionary primer of romantic clichés, including a hackneyed storyline, an overly syrupy score, clumsily staged scenes, ridiculous coincidences and dull performances.

Full Review… | August 2, 2007
Washington Post
Top Critic

A mess with moments of transcendence, suggesting that [director] Lee has talent. But she needs to learn how to get out of her own way.

Full Review… | July 20, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Romantic comedy of a first-generation Chinese woman, played by the writer-director, and her old-money WASP beau is no My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Full Review… | April 7, 2010
Film Journal International

Wonderfully anchored by symbolic socioeconomic elements borrowed from Cinderella and its Chinese folkloric version, along with sassy comic relief courtesy of Margaret Cho as a take no prisoners colleague with strong opinions.

Full Review… | March 7, 2010

Audience Reviews for Falling for Grace


Sweet. A typical girl meets rich guy Cinderalla story. The main characters were good, but some of the supporting cast were pretty sad. But, as love stories go, this one is certainly pleasant enough.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


Hilarious movie! Here's a story plot that centralizes upon a Cinderella-like theme that follows the life of Yip Han, or otherwise known as Grace Tang. After wanting to become a princess and fitting into society, Grace not only cares for her parents and brother but also tries to succeed in a career within a thriving business with her best friend, Janie, in tow. She meets a handsome lawyer at a party where attendees assume she's an heiress. She tries to correct the mistake, but later gives up. This leads to a series of events where Grace and Andrew spend more time together, and begin falling in love. Great cast- Fay Ann Lee, Gale Harold, Margaret Cho, Ken Leung, Elizabeth Sung, Clem Cheung, B.D. Wong, Stephanie March, Roger Rees, and Christine Baranski. Definitely worthy!

Leo L

Super Reviewer

One line summary: Comedy of errors; needs better acting and a tighter script.
Cinematography: 7/10 Way too much soft focus.

Sound: 7/10 Fine for the English speakers. The incidental music is cloying.

Acting: 5/10 This is a mixed bag, to say the least. BD Wong, Lewis Black, Christine Baranski, Ato Essandoh, Roger Rees, and Margaret Cho were fine. Christine Baranski was the best; her discussion with Andrew Jr about how he had to marry Kay was one of the most genuine moments in the film. On the other hand, Fay Ann Lee, Gale Harold, Stephanie March, and Ken Leung were much less satisfying, with Gale Harold being the absolute worst.

Screenplay: 4/10 There were too many cliches from the romantic comedy field. I have nothing against cliches; even the oldest can be funny if done right. There were only a few recognizable attempts at humor. I found myself thinking that I should be laughing at this, but I did not laugh once.

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