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Saving Face

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

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    Excellent portrayal of the mother/daughter relationship

    "Saving Face" has been on my Netflix queue for some time. I finally watched it with my partner last night and enjoyed it immensely. As someone who experienced a strained relationship with her mother while coming out, I really related to the character of Wil. Their dynamic is very realistic and I feel it is representative of any mother and daughter who are close though very different. Watching them learn to accept each other for who they are was a heartwarming experience. "Saving Face" is also extremely funny, which isn't something a lot of dramas can do. Joan Chen, especially, provides a natural humor which is entirely believable. She spends the majority of the film being depressed and trying new things as a result (including renting a porno and trying to date at age 48). Ultimately, "Saving Face" is a great chick flick that you can watch with your girlfriend or mother and maybe even your husband if he's into studying the intricacies of feminine relationships.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great little Gem!

    I recently saw this movie for the first time and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I found it to be well acted and endearing. The plot was adorable and there were some real laughs in there as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    This movie is definately one of my favourite movies. It portrayed the lives of an Asian-descended family with comedy, realism, and a good pitch of angst. It also shows some of the difficulties that traditions can hold over many people over "taboo" things. Not only was this a wonderfully entertaining movie about both a love story and a life story, but it showed an intricate family system that came to life all its own. This is a movie that can be watched with your family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Movie

    This movie was sweetly comedic and angsty at the right moments. I loved how it sacastically portrayed some Asian stereotypes and the actresses are beautiful and talented. It just made you feel good and the more you thought about it, one can't label a movie by the type of relationship it focuses on--straight, gay, lesbian--but the portrayal of a life story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What a cool movie.

    This is a very well written and well acted movie. It's sweet & romantic with a tiny bit of angst (at times) thrown in for good measure. Joan Chen is a timeless beauty, no matter what film she's in, she radiates. Michelle Krusiec & Lynn Chen are great on the screen together, very believable. I look forward to seeing these two women in future projects. You'll feel good after this movie, and isn't that what it's all about sometimes?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great, feel good movie

    I saw this film in the theater twice - once with my friends, and then I took my mom to go see it. I was skeptical at first, as I read a few negative reviews which claimed it was unrealistic, but I found it to be very true to life. Just because you walk out of a theater feeling good and not cynical doesn't mean it's not a great indie film.

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    Posted August 12, 2011

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