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The Wedding Banquet (1993)

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Starring (View all)
Ya-lei Kuei Ya-lei Kuei
Mrs. Gao
Sihung Lung Sihung Lung
Mr. Gao
May Chin May Chin
Wei-Wei
Winston Chao Winston Chao
Wai-Tung Gao
Dion Birney Dion Birney
Andrew
Jeanne Kuo Chang Jeanne Kuo Chang
Wai-Tung's Secretary
Michael Gaston Michael Gaston
Justice of the Peace


Written by
Ang Lee Ang Lee
writer
James Schamus James Schamus
writer


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I don't understand! No, *I* don't.

15 years, 11 months ago at May 14 4:57
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One of Ang Lee's earliest works, this comedy/drama is an excellent mix of unconventional characters, delicate family dynamics, cross cultural exchanges and a decidedly mixed ending. Ang Lee knows how to extract humour from settings that are not over the top and write compassionate yet flawed characters that don't feel artificial.

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A very good movie

13 years ago at Mar 31 12:11
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I'm pretty sure I already saw the damned thing but since it was probably more than 20 years ago, I was really eager to check it out again. However, I remember very well when it came out though. Indeed, my sister was really enthusiast about this movie and she was the one who actually made me discover Ang Lee.  Basically, way before ‘Brokeback Mountain’, Ang Lee directed this gem about gay love... read more
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To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.
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Tags: Comedy (6), Drama (6), Romance (5), Chinese (4), Taiwan (4), Gay (4), 1990s (3), Coming Out (3), 1993 (3), New York (3), Marriage (2), Glbt (2), Wedding (2), Usa (2), Gay Romance (1), (1), Gay Man (1), Fake Marriage (1)
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" Simon and Wei-Tung are a gay couple living together in Manhattan. To defer the suspicions of Wei-Tung's parents, Simon suggests a marriage of convenience between Wei-Tung and Wei-Wei, an immigrant in need of a green card. When Wei-Tung's parents come to America for the wedding, they insist upon an elaborate banquet, resulting in several complications. The worldwide gross of The Wedding Banquet was $23.6 million. The New York Times reported a budget of $750,000. Considering the $1 million "


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