Thursday, June 02, 2005

Alice in ASIAN POP

Jeff Yang, the author of "Once Upon a Time in China: A Guide to the Cinemas of Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China" and co-author of "I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action" and "Eastern Standard Time", kicks off his new column "Asian Pop" on SFGate with "Saving Face" and the creator of the story, Alice:

Wu's directing is artful and remarkably assured for a first-time filmmaker, and she writes snap-crackle-pop dialogue that'll have you nodding with recognition when you're not laughing out loud. The performances, particularly those of the three female leads, are charming and heartfelt, with Joan Chen showing a remarkably deft comic touch as Wil's bun-in-the-oven mom.

So, see it to watch a canny veteran actress and two bright young ingenues at the top of their game. See it because the romantic comedy section of the Asian-American cinema shelf is about three films deep, and ours is a community that needs to wear our hearts on our sleeves more often.

Or, well, see it because two gorgeous young women have a frankly hot love scene that had me rubbing the steam off my spectacles.

As Wu says herself, it's got a little something for everyone. So, yeah, check it out.

Read more of Jeff's "Alice in Indieland" on


Anonymous Mimi Tiemi said...

Hello! I'm so glad you make a blog for the movie! Listen, i've made a group for Michelle Krusiec fans. If you get interested to join us, please:

Thx and bye!

7/6/05 08:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we should make one for lynn chen too = )

7/6/05 10:29  

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