Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the comedy-drama by writer-director Lulu Wang. The narrative fiction film is based on a true incident in her family’s life: the cancer diagnosis of the family matriarch, a grandmother, who lives in China.
The family gathers there, ostensibly for the wedding of a cousin. The film stars Awkwafina in an Oscar nominee-worthy performance.
(Original air-date: 8/26/2019)