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Life Tastes Good
Life Tastes Good
Actors: Julia Nickson, Sab Shimono, Tamlyn Tomita, Kelvin Han Yee, Tim Lounibos
Director: Philip Kan Gotanda
Genres: Drama
UR     2007     1hr 28min

The directorial debut of award-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, whose works include "The Wash," "Ballad of Yachiyo," "Sisters Matsumoto," and "Manzanar: An American Story." A quirky tale that brings together a murder...  more »


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Actors: Julia Nickson, Sab Shimono, Tamlyn Tomita, Kelvin Han Yee, Tim Lounibos
Director: Philip Kan Gotanda
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: Cinema Epoch
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 04/10/2007
Original Release Date: 04/10/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

An excellent blend of noir and modern Asian American drama
Tony Young | Hawaii | 05/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It was a treat to finally be able to see this film, as I had met Ms. Julia Nickson during a screenwriting seminar. I believe this was the film she was talking about.

Kelvin Han Yee excels in the portrayal of a hard-nosed, slack jawed cop investigating the death of a man who may very well be a mob informant. But it isn't a crime drama as such, as the main character Harry (Sab Shimono) is determined to make things right with his children (Tamlyn Tomita and Greg Watanabe.)

Adding a little twist to this story is Julia Nickson, who is wonderful as a widow who isn't all there because of the tragedy that had occurred in Harry's current apartment. Director and playwright Philip Gotanda makes his trademark use of the simple (wild mushrooms in this case) to symbolize the value of life and the certainty of death.

I highly recommend this film for all audiences regardless of race.