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Wedding Banquet, The ( Xi yan ) (1993) Movie Information

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Ang Lee


Dion Birney
May Chin
Winston Chao
Mitchell Lichtenstein
Ah Lei Gua
Sihung Lung





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Wai-Tung Gao and Simon are a happy gay couple. Wai is a gay businessman who hides his real identity from his parents. His tenant is searching for a partner to have her green-card. Gao's parents prepare for a big wedding only to discover new aspects about their son and themselves while in Manhattan.

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The WeddingBanquet review

Wai Tung Gao and Simon are gay lovers. Tung’s parents have no idea of his preference in terms of a partner. His parents arranged a meeting with a girl. Things go wrong when an arranged wedding occurs with Gao’s tenant Wei-Wei. The humor was clever in terms of its writing. It kind of dulls during the actual wedding celebration. Subjects of peer pressure, relationships, lies, family and responsibility. A few nice lines: Mrs. Gao - “When a man grows up. A mother is forgotten.” Wu Ren Ren – “we are so selfish.” Acting was good from everyone but the soundtrack was somewhat uninteresting. Camera direction was good and character development superb. The Wedding Banquet is a descent family drama comedy about not hiding ones real identity to family and about parents pressuring children w...

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