American Fusion (2005)

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A woman stuck in middle age may yet find love if her mother can stay out of the way in this comedy from first-time director Frank Lin. Yvonne (Sylvia Chang) is a divorcee who is about to turn fifty and feels as if life is passing her by. Yvonne works for a throw-away newspaper where ad sales is more important than content, and her life is dominated by her overbearing mother (Lan Yeung), and to a lesser extent her slacker son, Joshua (Randall Park). When Yvonne meets Jose (Esai Morales), a handsome dentist, while working on a piece for the paper, the two hit it off and begin dating. However, Jose is Hispanic, and Mother is horrified at the prospect of her daughter marrying a Mexican-American, and with Mother about to undergo major back surgery, her stranglehold over the family is stronger than ever. Can Yvonne choose between her own happiness and that of her mother? American Fusion also stars Pat Morita, Collin Chou and James Hong.
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PG-13 (for sexual content and brief drug use)
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Comedy , Drama , Romance , Sports & Fitness
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Cast

Sylvia Chang
as Yvonne
Lang Yun
as Grandma
James Hong
as Dr. Wong
Randall Park
as Joshua
James Chang
as Steve
Fabio
as Himself
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Full Review… | July 3, 2008
Variety
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It's not particularly funny, angry, or insightful, but the families are entertaining, and the semi-legend Chang carries the film effortlessly.

Full Review… | January 29, 2009
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for American Fusion

If you have a Chinese family, have Chinese in-laws, or just now FOB Chinese immigrants, you will laugh very hard at this. It also invloves a Mexican family, but the focus is on the Chinese immigrant family. Probably the funniest movie I have seen in a very long time! Kind of like a Chinese version of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" but even funnier!

Nicholas Stanosheck
Nicholas Stanosheck

Hilarious movie! Here's a story plot that centralizes around Yvonne, a middle-aged Chinese-American woman. She takes care of her mother and son, and practically does everything to appease the family. She rarely does much for herself, or for her own happiness. She meets Jose, a dentist, during an interview for the newspaper that she works for. Instantly, the two are attracted and they quickly fall into the friendship pattern. Even to the dislike of her family, Yvonne still keeps in contact with Jose and the two are inseparable. Esai Morales and Sylvia Chang stars. Worth seeing!

Leo L
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