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    Saw it on opening night. Even snuck in some lo mein to go along with it.

    Let me tell you now. Constance Wu is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the future.

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    I do really want to support the film as a half Asian. But, I really don’t like the idea of commercialising the “rich asian” stereotype.

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    I think Yeoh is in the film enough to garner an Oscar nomination. She’s so powerful and strong in the role.

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    I think Yeoh is in the film enough to garner an Oscar nomination. She’s so powerful and strong in the role.

    But Gemma Chan is like a character with a storyline. Yeoh’s character seems like most of her conflict is kind of reserved to a few conversations and implications from stern glares. I don’t see this film getting a lot of Academy attention, but if it does, I would love Awkwafina to be in the conversation. She always makes everything she’s in funnier.

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    This felt much longer than it was. Editing could have been much tighter, especially for a film in which not much really happened. The film was weirdly disinterested in its protagonist for much of its run time. The side plot about the cheating husband was a bust. It looked expensive and was beautifully colourful though.

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    I think Yeoh is in the film enough to garner an Oscar nomination. She’s so powerful and strong in the role.

    But Gemma Chan is like a character with a storyline. Yeoh’s character seems like most of her conflict is kind of reserved to a few conversations and implications from stern glares. I don’t see this film getting a lot of Academy attention, but if it does, I would love Awkwafina to be in the conversation. She always makes everything she’s in funnier.

    Well, I don’t see award attention going beyond Yeoh…Awkwafina and Chan were also excellent, but I think Yeoh’s performance is more the Academy’s taste.

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    But Gemma Chan is like a character with a storyline.

    Yeah, a storyline that has almost nothing to do with the plot of the film and it would not have been missed if it had been cut entirely. Her character and her performance are forgettable because of that irrelevancy. I would have preferred all of her screen time be given to more interaction between Wu and Yeoh. That’s where the film shined.

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    Well, I don’t see award attention going beyond Yeoh…Awkwafina and Chan were also excellent, but I think Yeoh’s performance is more the Academy’s taste.

    I feel like this conversation is ultimately irrelevant because we don’t often get nominations for serious (supporting) roles in comedies. I admit that Chan has virtually no chance, but I feel like awards attention for broad comedies tend to go toward the purely comic characters (though there are very few in the last few decades). If Yeoh had more of a role (like almost category-fraud stuff), I think she’d have a better chance. It felt to me like some of her scenes were shortened or cut (like the end where she doesn’t say anything).

    Just in case any Academy voters are hanging around the forums:
    FYC: Jimmy O. Yang as Bernard Tai

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    zkrons
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    Well, I don’t see award attention going beyond Yeoh…Awkwafina and Chan were also excellent, but I think Yeoh’s performance is more the Academy’s taste.

    I feel like this conversation is ultimately irrelevant because we don’t often get nominations for serious (supporting) roles in comedies. I admit that Chan has virtually no chance, but I feel like awards attention for broad comedies tend to go toward the purely comic characters (though there are very few in the last few decades). If Yeoh had more of a role (like almost category-fraud stuff), I think she’d have a better chance. It felt to me like some of her scenes were shortened or cut (like the end where she doesn’t say anything).

    Just in case any Academy voters are hanging around the forums:
    FYC: Jimmy O. Yang as Bernard Tai

    Very funny…How is anyone supposed to take you seriously when you say things like that?

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    Elliot Kronsberg
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    Well, I don’t see award attention going beyond Yeoh…Awkwafina and Chan were also excellent, but I think Yeoh’s performance is more the Academy’s taste.

    I feel like this conversation is ultimately irrelevant because we don’t often get nominations for serious (supporting) roles in comedies. I admit that Chan has virtually no chance, but I feel like awards attention for broad comedies tend to go toward the purely comic characters (though there are very few in the last few decades). If Yeoh had more of a role (like almost category-fraud stuff), I think she’d have a better chance. It felt to me like some of her scenes were shortened or cut (like the end where she doesn’t say anything).

    Just in case any Academy voters are hanging around the forums:
    FYC: Jimmy O. Yang as Bernard Tai

    Very funny…How is anyone supposed to take you seriously when you say things like that?

    I’m sorry if I offended you in some way. I just like Wang and thought his character was funny. I know that there is no way he’s getting nominated or even talked about to be nominated. It was mostly a joke (though I do like him).

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    While I had a few minor reservations on the whole I really enjoyed this movie (: I will start by saying it’s remarkable how things have changed, years ago this film only would have been greenlit if there had been a white person the audience could “identify with”… Now we get a film that is entirely about these Asians and Asian-Americans experiences.

    I loved the visuals the most: a sense of place, great camera work, production design and costume design and hope the Academy nominates it in those three categories. It’s too soon to know for certain but as of now I would really like to see Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh get Oscar nominations, both give really skillful superb performances. John W. Chu’s direction is quite skillful, particularly adept at crowd scenes. The film moves along at a wonderful pace. I also really enjoyed two of the other performances: Gemma Chan as Astrig and Awkwafina as Peik Lin Goh. The men were all fine but the actresses definitely outshined the actors in this movie.

    The movie definitely made me hungry for Asian food! (:

    The audience I saw it with was a full house and the audience was clearly with the movie all the way. (Surprising, since I went to an 11 a.m. showing!).

    Certainly we have to wait and see what other films deliver but I really enjoyed this movie enormously! (:

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    It was a fine romantic comedy, with splashy direction, vibrant locales and an immensely attractive, likeable cast — but Oscar nominations? For what? The plot was as thin as Gemma Chan’s arms, and the characters were ALL underwritten, especially the protagonist, and a few of them were cringe-worthy caricatures. On top of that, the leads have next to no chemistry. Michelle Yeoh is always glorious, and the last scene with Constance Wu was easily the best in the film, but this was just okay. A by-the-book romantic comedy with an all-Asian cast. Nothing more.

     

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