Happy Cleaners


Happy Cleaners

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Immigrant families and first-generation kids battle over cultural traditions while undergoing assimilation to an adopted homeland. HAPPY CLEANERS dissects this fraught experience through the lens of a contemporary Korean American family and their struggles to save their dry cleaning business in the diverse neighborhood of Flushing, Queens NY.


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All Critics (3) | Fresh (3)

  • Directors Julian Kim and Peter S. Lee really tap into the immigrant experience with their film Happy Cleaners. It shows that experience from several different perspectives or generations.

    Aug 6, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • ...an indelible and intimate film that captures the wavering spirit of a particular family's nucleus. Fittingly, Happy Cleaners rinses and dries its revealing American immigrant messaging with candid absorption.

    Jul 13, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Despite its multiple moments of drama, this is at heart a gentle film. Its bitter notes are sweetened by the lingering presence of the hope that underlies most migration.

    May 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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