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The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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What do you get if you mercilessly rip-off "The Wedding Banquet" and then add a big dose of "Play It Again, Sam" to kind of hide the fact? This. Only in true Canadian film industry fashion, none of the actors are really good enough to pull it off. Kyle MacLachlan is the big name they pulled in and if I never see him do a Cary Grant impersonation again, I can truly die a happy man.
Funny, warm comedy that was not great but very entertaining, particularly Cary Grant and the mother. Not every movie can be Citizen Kane. One has to appreciate things for what they are and enjoy them as such, or the world becomes a very dry as a bone place.
As far as gay movies go, I really enjoyed this movie. It's cute and touching while also having the extra depth of cultural conflict and misunderstanding. The mother is an amazing character and I think she alone makes the movie worth watching.
Average, not bad if you have nothing better to watch. Barely enough to keep you watching, the last 20 minutes I thought oh well might as well see it to the end. I really don't get why this 30 something gay guy needs an imaginary friend and why is it in the movie, it does nothing to enhance the story...
I've seen movies with this identical plot countless times- and almost all of them were better than this one. The Cary Grant thing was just lame, and it brought down the rest of the movie. There were a few charming scenes throughout, but mostly I just wanted this to end.