Saving Face

Tofu and YakisobaToday after work, Casey came over. For dinner, I decided to try and make some yakisoba and fried tofu with garlic for the first time. Afterward we watched Saving Face and ate chocolate chip cookies (which despite my Tita Susie’s warning, I over baked). That delightful series of events aside, about the movie…

Saving FaceI’ve been meaning to see this movie for months now, having first read about it in a blog. But it was only tonight, when I asked Casey to pick it up on her way over, that I finally got around to seeing it. It’s an Asian American romantic comedy (of sorts) about a young doctor (Wil) and her widowed mother (Ma) as they learn to understand each other’s hearts in order to find their own. The movie deals with sexuality (Wil is gay), cultural expectations, family values, and of course, love. Most notably though, the film plays much on the theme of that oh-so-familiar Asian filial piety. I don’t think I’ve watched a movie that I’ve enjoyed this much in a long while. Just watch the trailer and you’ll have a better idea of what I’m talking about.

Click here to view the trailer

Oh and Greg, parts of the story take place in Flushing. Couldn’t help but think during certain scenes about our train rides to and from Manhattan.

    • Greg
    • March 9th, 2006 12:19pm

    Interesting, but not interesting enough for me to watch it!

    • jill
    • March 13th, 2006 1:20pm

    im going to start eating less soy sauce.

    • Jamie
    • March 13th, 2006 3:06pm

    aHAHA, yes! Good quote.

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