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American Fusion
American Fusion
Actors: Sylvia Chang, Esai Morales, Collin Chou, James Hong, Pat Morita
Director: Frank Lin
Genres: Comedy
PG-13     2009     1hr 34min

If you thought your family was nuts, wait until you meet this Chinese-American clan! Traditional Grandma tries to rule the roost, but her children and grandchildren have ideas of their own. When devoted but frustrated daug...  more »

     
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Actors: Sylvia Chang, Esai Morales, Collin Chou, James Hong, Pat Morita
Director: Frank Lin
Creators: Christina K.Y. Lee, Donna Fewell, Esther Chao, Jason Inouye, Randall Park Frank Lin
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/13/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Under-Rated Comedy that deserves to be seen.....
Don from SF | San Francisco, CA USA | 10/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ok, the DVD hasn't been released yet. However, I have seen this film twice so I can provide a decent review of the film. I can revise at a later time about the DVD and any extras. Some minor spoilers about the film.

American Fusion is a Asian-American Independent comedy directed by first time director Frank Lin. The film debuted at the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival around 2005. It hit the theaters in 2007 and had an extended run in Los Angeles and Seattle. However, due to lack of marketing, the film fizzled in other markets.

The film centers around longtime HK actress Sylvia Chang. Chang portrays a middle-aged divorced woman who feels her life is over before she runs into a handsome doctor (Esai Morales). In between, there is some family hijinx and jokes galore. Some jokes are admittedly Chinese/Chinese-American-centric, and it may go over some people's heads.

However, as a Chinese-American, I immensely enjoyed the film. I took two female friends (one Latin American, one Chinese American) and they also enjoyed the film.

I felt this film didn't get the exposure it deserved, but it gets a second life on DVD and hopefully, it will do well.
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A wonderfully charming film
K. Cook | Burbank, CA United States | 01/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really enjoy watching this movie, and I believe there are characters in it that everyone can relate to. It is very funny, and has an amazing cast. Definitely worth watching!"
Spread the Word About This One!
Karen | near a bookstore | 01/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"American Fusion is a winner. In fact, it won the audience award at the Hawaii International Film Festival and broke the record for most sold-out screenings. It has been wined and dined quietly elsewhere since its completion. And it is no wonder. It's an amazing debut for writer/director Frank Lin. This sleeper has the opportunity to go big through word of mouth. Spread the word to all who love My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Chinese culture, great cast chemistry, or romantic comedies in general."