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Lucky Grandma gives Tsai Chin a long-overdue opportunity to shine in a leading role -- but it's audiences who are the truly fortunate ones. Read critic reviews

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In New York City's Chinatown, a Chinese grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck.

Cast & Crew

Wayne Chang
Bank Manager
Lyman Chen
Sister Fong's Driver
Woody Fu
Pock-Mark
Hsiao-Yuan Ha
Big Pong
Emma Hong
Luna
Noel Ramos
Casino Patron
Angela Cheng
Screenwriter
Sasie Sealy
Screenwriter
Melvin Mar
Executive Producer
Hye Mee Na
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Andrew Orkin
Original Music
Cassia Maher
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Critic Reviews for Lucky Grandma

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  • In this incandescent and utterly delightful debut, director Sasie Sealy delivers a sparkling movie that centers the story of an elderly woman of color with the agency, care, and attention it deserves.

    February 15, 2021 | Full Review…
  • She and she alone makes the movie worth your time.

    February 15, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Lucky Grandma has all the hallmarks of an old-school cult favourite.

    November 11, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A film that's people-pleasing in inverse proportion to its grouchy heroine.

    November 5, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The fusion of Andrew Orkin's score and Eduardo Enrique Mayén's cinematography, which coats everything in the grimy yellow of a lifelong smoker's room, tips the hat towards noir, but Sealy balances that with a deft wit and charm

    May 29, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Rarely turning her camera's gaze away from the formidable Wong, director Sealy situates her protagonist in a Chinatown brimming with inviting cultural and social details.

    May 27, 2020 | Full Review…

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