The Wedding Banquet (Xi yan) (1993)
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as Wai Tung
as Wei Wei
as Mr. Gao
as Mrs. Gao
as Old Chen
as Justice of the Peace
as Street Musician
as Restaurant Manager
as Wai Tung's Secretary
as Wedding Guest
as Child Jumping on Bed...
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Most of this is smoothly done and scripted with plenty of incident.
Never patronising his characters, Ang Lee combines comedy, both subtle and raucous, with acute social asides.
It is the unusual film comedy in which the humor springs as much from character as from situation.
The Wedding Banquet never becomes bogged down by its own seriousness. Lee manages to keep the production buoyant by including scenes that are often riotously funny.
Audience Reviews for The Wedding Banquet (Xi yan)
Wonderful portrait of what seems like a good idea at the time which spins wildly out of control and changes everyone involved, ultimately for the better even if its not immediately apparent at the time. Beautiful ending.
Ang Lee's portrayal of the hot gay love pre-Brokeback. It's sweeter, wittier, and infinitely more Asian. The girl was a bitch.
No wonder Ang Lee was so capable in making Brokeback Mountain since this is his first & Asian version!
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