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Wedding Palace Reviews

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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times
September 26, 2013
The genre elements of the romantic comedy "Wedding Palace" attempt a transpacific transit, but get lost in translation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Christy Lemire
September 27, 2013
Yoo finds room for all of the obligatory bad first dates and fantasy sequences, montages and misunderstandings, a wisecracking best friend and overbearing parents. It doesn't appear that she means any of this ironically, or as parody.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 3, 2013
The cross-cultural rom com about a Korean American's search for true love is marred by serious overacting, broad characterization, flat comedic skits. It tries too hard, like a comic who's the one laughing hardest at his jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Leydon
September 29, 2013
Loud, frenetic action drowns out the charms of Christine Yoo's debut film.
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 14, 2013
Writer-director Christina Yoo has fashioned a film that can only be described as somewhat bizarre in its mash-up of American and Korean rom-com tropes.
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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
October 24, 2013
Kang's Na Young and Tee's Jason have a winning rapport when the script isn't pushing them into contrived shtick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nicole Herrington
New York Times
September 26, 2013
While the story is a bit weak, the film does a good job of contrasting Korean-Americans who steadfastly adhere to the traditions of their homeland with South Koreans who have renounced old customs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Nordine
Village Voice
September 24, 2013
Yoo's broadly drawn characters are less ha-ha funny than endearingly over-the-top, their exaggerated mannerisms rooted in fondness as much as mockery.
Ron Wilkinson
It's Just Movies
October 6, 2013
A fresh and very funny look at the romantic comedy through the Korean-American lens.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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