Saving Face

2005 R 1h 37m DVD

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Saving Face

2005 R 1h 37m DVD
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Dutiful daughter Wil (Michelle Krusiec) sidesteps her mother's (Joan Chen) attempts to marry her off in Alice Wu's romantic comedy. At 28, Wil's the old maid of her traditional Chinese family, so there's no way she can tell them about her budding lesbian romance with Vivian (Lynn Chen). But her widowed mom has her own problems, as she learns she's pregnant at 48. Kicked out by her disapproving father, she seeks refuge at Wil's place.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
Subtitles
English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
  • Michelle Krusiec
  • Joan Chen
  • Lynn Chen
  • Jin Wang
  • Guang Lan Koh
  • Jessica Hecht
  • Ato Essandoh
  • David Shih
  • Brian Yang
  • Nathanel Geng
  • Mao Zhao
  • Hoon Lee
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Reviews

age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the movie focuses on intergenerational tensions in a Chinese-American family, stemming from two primary difficulties: an immigrant father rejects his 48-year-old daughter when she becomes pregnant and won't name the baby's father; the granddaughter, a NYC surgeon, hides her lesbian relationship with a dancer, out of fear that her mother and grandparents won't "understand." The film features emotional discussions of relationships, artful images of lesbian sex, and a charming black bisexual neighbor who gives Wil advice and watches soap operas with Ma.

Sexual Content

Mother is pregnant by unknown man; daughter shares artful sex scenes with a girlfriend; comic references to porn tape.

Violence

Not applicable

Language

Brief.

Social Behavior

Some lying among family members; unmarried pregnancy.

Consumerism

Video store.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Minor.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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