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Asian Stories
Asian Stories
Actors: James Kyson Lee, Lauren Kim
Director: Ron Oda
Genres: Comedy, Drama
UR     2008     1hr 38min

Jim is a young, closefisted Chinese American living in LA who desperately finds himself with a stack of disposable cameras, invitations, champagne bottles, and a ten-thousand dollar engagement ring bill. The only thing mis...  more »

     
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Actors: James Kyson Lee, Lauren Kim
Director: Ron Oda
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Cinema Epoch
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 09/02/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Worth seeing
Tony Young | Hawaii | 08/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a film that's worth seeing. It breaks the stereotype of Asian men being portrayed as nerds and "foreigners." There are many humorous moments and while many scenes are hit or miss, it comes across as an entertaining film with a terrific performance by James Kyson Lee of "Heroes."

TLY"
Great Movie
Bessie R. Ward | 08/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Loved the movie from the beginning to end.. laughter all the way through even laughed through the weekend as I thought of different segments of the movie..

Bess"
Enjoyable Film With James Kyson Lee in the Lead
Kristoffer | Detroit | 09/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"James Kyson Lee proves he can carry a film as a leading man. Fortunately, he's also in good company with fellow actors to share the screen with, an amusing script that allows for physical comedy (mostly physical reactions) and a director who knows how to move the story along.

Jim Lee (JKL) was due to be married to the woman he loved, only she's run off with the Filipino DJ who was going to be performing at their reception. If you're not familiar with Chinese culture, it's like pouring salt onto an open wound. A friend takes him on trip to get away from it all and it's there he meets a wouldbe girlfriend. Unfortunately, Jim has also asked his friend (who happens to be an assassin) to murder him before Valentine's Day. With the date looming just ahead and the potential for love on the horizon, anything could happen.

The only complaint I had was the dramatic and somewhat violent final act that felt as if it came out of nowhere before settling back down. Fortunately, it doesn't last as long as it could have and doesn't take away from the film much.

All in all, very enjoyable, especially with Composer George Shaw's score complimenting it."
Funny Funny Funny
muc | Hawaii | 08/18/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Rare Asian American Comedy. Very funny, great script writting and love the way it captures the stereotypes. A little exaggerated perhaps but that's what makes this film funny."