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Face
Face
Actors: Bai Ling, Kristy Wu, Kieu Chinh, Treach, Ken Leung
Director: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan
Genres: Drama
R     2006     1hr 29min

A traditional Chinese-American teenager falls in love with a Harlem Hip-Hop DJ in this drama about clashing cultures. Abandoned by her mother, Kim (Bai Ling), Genie (Kristy Wu) is a Chinese-American teenager who has been r...  more »

     
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Actors: Bai Ling, Kristy Wu, Kieu Chinh, Treach, Ken Leung
Director: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan
Creators: John Inwood, Leonard Nelson Hubbard
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance
Studio: Indican
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 02/21/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The Type of Movie that Perpetuate Misunderstanding of Asian
Amuro | 09/12/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Like Joy Luck Club, this sort of movie misportray a lot of things about Chinese people. As a Chinese-American, I find these films offensive: Asian men are being portrayed as male-chauvinistic and uncaring, whereas American men are portrayed as the women's saviors!! How racist can this movie be!!
Also, Asian women do not wear long-Chinese dresses at home all the times. These dresses are reserved for ceremonies such as marriage.

For people who are really interested in understanding the treatment of gender in Asian culture, I recommend foreign films made in Asia."
All Fired Up
MICHAEL ACUNA | Southern California United States | 05/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Mothers/Daughters...Daughters/Mothers: no matter what country, what city, what culture there are always issues, disputes and of course the ritual rite of passage of breaking the apron strings.
In "Face" all of these issues are even more convoluted because into the mix we have a Grandmother (the wonderful Kieu Chinh so good in "Joy Luck Club"), the particular restrictions of the Chinese culture, an African-American boyfriend (Treach as Michael) and a daughter Genie (Kristy Wu), who was deserted at a young age by her career obsessed Mother (Bai Ling): who returns from Hong Kong with the hopes to re-connect with her daughter.
Particularly memorable here is the romance between Michael and Genie which flips the usual man/woman relationship on its head by having Michael,a Club DJ, as the more committed, the more willing of the two to declare his emotions and as portrayed by Treach, an unusual and persuasive mix of in your face machismo and hearts and flowers valentine card.
Director and co-writer, Bertha Bay- Sa Pan obviously knows this terrain well and she empowers all of these women, but particularly Genie with a quick wit, horse sense and a fiery, impassioned intelligence.
"Face" is about how we are perceived and limited because of what is on our exterior: imprinted on our face by way of our heritage. Bertha Bay-San Pa spends an hour and a half blasting those stereotypical thoughts and attitudes into the stratosphere once and for all.
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Surprisingly good movie
Grown and sexy | Fort Washington, Maryland United States | 11/25/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I ran across this movie channel surfing and was quickly swept in. It's a little of The Joy Luck Club meets Guess who's coming to dinner!"
FACE...
D. S. HARDEN | L.A.,CA USA | 04/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I stumbled onto this movie one weekend - I got my copy 10 days later. For me, the clashing/merging of Asian and African-American cultures was an interesting juxtaposition. I recommend the movie - it's a little different...Five stars..."