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This all Asian, English-speaking romantic comedy/drama with a classic story line rejuvinates the genre that has been used by everyone but Asians. (To my memory.) Based on a international bestseller (so I'm told) it shows the trauma of a "banana" (yellow on outside-white on inside) traveling from NYC with her richly rich boyfriend to a family wedding in Singapore.
I found this very fresh because of the writing, direction, and cast, of course. Here is a movie where Asians aren't involved in war, terror, or epic fistacuffs with each other. It's a different slant to the classic tale of reluctant girl friend meeting overarching moms and family.
I can see why this has done well and I hope we get more films like this one in the near future.
3.5 wonks for cheerful diversity and cast
0 wanks because there were no poliitical axes to grind
I saw it because I wanted to see our new masters.
Funny and entertaining and made for the Big Screen.
Don't wait for this to be on DVD.
Banana? the movie specifically makes the point, she is not a banana. perhaps you missed that dialog statement, made while talking with her friend about conflicts with the mom.
I went for the nice visuals, and don't mind a romantic comedy, with a senor discount and a chance for some laughs. . The girls in my row laughed more than me, as expected. I was impressed with how much singapore has changed,
I liked" the spy who dumped me" better, even though it had problems, it was much more entertaining, more laughs and fun.
In fact, to an Asian, she was a banana being American bred. It was a funny moment in the film and not a serious statement, obviously. I had never heard the term before. Amusing.
Ironic a Japanese actress played centerpiece in a Chinese family (that had moved to Singapore).
I enjoyed "Dumped" quite a lot. I'm a big McKinnon fan and find her fun to watch. It was a great "beat the heat" film.
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