Falling for Grace (2007)
Falling for Grace (2007)
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as Andrew Barrington Jr.
as Grace Tang
as Ming Tang
as Bree Barrington
as Andrew Barrington Sr.
as Princess Alexandra
as Rob York
as Kari Mills
Critic Reviews for Falling for Grace
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.
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.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Falling for Grace
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.
This is supposed to be a retelling of Cinderella- in fact, the main character is apparently named after the Chinese Cinderella. But it just doesn't work. It's not well-rounded enough, it's full of every romantic comedy cliche ever, and there's nothing to keep you interested.
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.
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