Ms. Purple

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A finely layered drama with rich visal allure, Ms. Purple sifts sensitively through the emotional wreckage of a broken family.

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A karaoke hostess reconnects with her estranged brother, forcing them to enter a period of intense self-reflection as their single father who raised them nears death.

Cast

Teddy Lee
as Carey
James Kang
as Young-Il
Alfredo Tavares
as Quinceanera Party Attendee
Tania Verafield
as Hospice Care Administrator
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Critic Reviews for Ms. Purple

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (38) | Rotten (6)

  • It may look and feel like Hou-Hsiao Hsien (Millenium Mambo) and sound like Wong Kar-Wai (In the Mood for Love), but writer-director Justin Chon (Gook) doesn't have what it takes to do all that paraphrasing and still make the film his own.

    September 27, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • The empowerment trajectory of "Ms. Purple..." will surprise no one.

    September 24, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Carey and Kasie have suppressed most outward signs of emotion. But Chu and Lee show the emotion roiling beneath the surface...

    September 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A moody, downbeat drama soaked in color and saturated with sadness.

    September 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Together, these various shades of misery swirl together to create a beautiful portrait of a fractured but resilient family.

    September 5, 2019 | Full Review…

    Andee Tagle

    NPR
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  • Each layer is so beautifully, subtly explored, you can get lost in the characters' emotions or just be swept away by Ante Cheng's cinematography, which graciously soaks in the street and neons light of Los Angeles.

    September 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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