The Wedding Banquet Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for The Wedding Banquet the Movie

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Charming story about a clash of customs and secrets. Naturalized American Wai Tung (Chao, in his film debut) lives comfortably with his lover Simon (Lichtenstein) while hiding the fact that he's gay from his Chinese parents. To appease his parents and get his "wife" (Chin) a green card, he marries for convenience and watches as the deception snowballs. Comedy of errors was shot on a small budget ($750,000) and examines small details with as much care as the larger ones. A fine effort from director Lee that's solidly humorous, but also poignant. In English and Chinese with subtitles.


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Available on VHS
Running time 111 minutes.
Originally from Taiwanese.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Family Ties, Gays, Asian America, Wedding Hell, Interracial Affairs, Romantic Triangles, Marriages of Convenience
Ang Lee, Neil Peng, James Schamus
Winston Chao, May Chin, Mitchell Lichtenstein, Sihung Lung, Ah-Leh Gua, Michael Gaston, Jeffrey Howard
Jong Lin
Ang Lee
Ted Hope, Ang Lee, James Schamus, Samuel Goldwyn Company

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