The Wedding Banquet (1993)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.




  • Winston Chao and May Chin in The Wedding Banquet (1993)
  • Ah-Lei Gua and May Chin in The Wedding Banquet (1993)
  • May Chin in The Wedding Banquet (1993)
  • Ah-Lei Gua and Winston Chao in The Wedding Banquet (1993)
  • Winston Chao and May Chin in The Wedding Banquet (1993)
  • Ah-Lei Gua in The Wedding Banquet (1993)

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9 May 2002 | blue banana
I really loved this film, I knew nothing about it before I saw it and so was really surprised.

It's a great example of modern day life and combines so many issues of today - sexuality, cross-cultural life, tradition/modernity etc. But it's not a "gay" film and it's not a "foreign" film, it mixes these elements really well into a very typically Hollywood story. But it is also able to use them to comment on social stereotypes and grouping, but without blatantly doing so.

The characters are all very likeable and I really felt sympathy for the positions they were all in - a young man (Wai-tung) trying to please both his parents and his partner Simon, an illegal immigrant (Wei-wei) who wants to stay in America, and Wai-tung's boyfriend Simon trying his best to be accommodating and patient though feeling pushed out of the family.

The messages of this film about tolerance and honesty are not pushed in your face. It's a very easygoing film that is very funny in some places and sad in others. There are some subtitles and some is in English because we, the audience, must learn to integrate our own way of life with others, just like the people in the film.

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Release Date:

4 August 1993


Mandarin, English

Country of Origin

Taiwan, USA

Filming Locations

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office


$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$134,870 8 August 1993

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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