R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
The scene in the video shop with Joan Chen features a shot of the video for The Last Emperor (1987). Chen starred in that movie.
Vivian Shing, I'm asking you to dance with me.
Wil consistently wears her hair in a tightly pulled back ponytail, but shortly after her mother moves in she goes to visit her grandfather wearing an army T shirt. While she's adjusting the TV antenna, her hair is uncharacteristically puffed up with no explanation. All scenes before and after show her hair in the tight ponytail. Quite a bit later, there is a scene where Wil's mom sends her to the beauty shop to find out gossip. It's there that Wil is wearing the same army T shirt and getting her hair rolled up in big curls - the end result of which would be puffed hair!
English, Mandarin, Shanghainese
$99,079 (USA) (27 May 2005)
$1,186,323 (USA) (25 September 2005)