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Take Out
Take Out
Actor: Charles Jang
Director: Sean Baker;Shih-Ching Tsou
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2009     1hr 27min

NOMINEE: JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS 2009) — TAKE OUT had its original premiere in 2004 and played in the HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL and THE NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL where it received nominations...  more »


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Actor: Charles Jang
Director: Sean Baker;Shih-Ching Tsou
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Studio: Kino Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/01/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Chinese, English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

As good as independent cinema gets
Cybergosh | Orlando, FL | 07/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this in New York when it opened in June. My girlfriend dragged me. I wanted to see see another movie instead. But it turned out to be a good move for me to see this because the film is well done and very interesting. The acting seems so real it's almost not even like a "movie" but a glimpse into someone's real life. I dug it - it made me really think about that guy's life. Who knew?

Many parts had me on the edge of my seat. It had me when he had to race against time to raise the money. I love race against time sequences in a movie. I will think twice now when i tip the delivery man.

I'm buying this."
Bleak but honest, with genuine emotion behind it...
R. Harkavy | Morristown, NJ | 07/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Watching this film, you can see how the directors spent a tremendous amount of time and effort to portray every aspect of the characters lives authentically, from their interactions with each other during work to their down time. Ming Ding may not talking so much about what he's experiencing, but trust me, you feel it. Strongly recommended."
A great film
Daniel Segal | 08/08/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"TAKE OUT is great story-telling in a socially and aesthetically principled style. Shot in a way that keeps us grounded in real lives, TAKE OUT gives us a complex view of one day in the life of a non-documented immigrant trying to make money in NY city delivering take out food. As one would expect, it does a powerful job insisting on the full human-ness of the immigrants in the story. One wishes that every anti-immigrant politician would have to watch and participate in a public discussion of this film -- along with several other important recent films about the lives of immigrants in the US now. TAKE OUT is a lasting piece of art and social commentary."