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).

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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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Critic Reviews for Falling for Grace

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (3)

  • 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.

    Aug 2, 2007 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 20, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Apr 7, 2010 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Mar 7, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Falling for Grace

  • May 31, 2011
    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
  • Dec 29, 2007
    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

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