The Wedding Banquet
Comedy • 1993 • 1 hr 49 min
This is such a nice, empathetic film. I love the performance of the father. I highly recommend this film!
I didn't like it as much as other people
Probably one of my all time favorites! Please go see it if you haven't
Heartwarming yet realistic, with truthful and likeable characters. Subtle commentary on many issues of today. I really loved this movie.
Great performances and fantastic story. Can always rematch this anytime
An excellent comedy.
Mr. Chu is an elderly widower who teaches tai chi chuan in Beijing. He moves to America to live with his son's family, but finds the cultural adjustment difficult. Since his daughter-in-law is a white woman who does not speak Chinese, Mr. Chu's son, Alex, must mediate.
A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents arrive in New York for the wedding.
A retired and widowed Chinese master chef Chu and his family live in modern day Taipei, Taiwan. He lives with his three attractive daughters, all of whom are unattached. Soon, each of the daughters encounter new men in their lives. When these new relationships blossom, stereotypes are broken and the living situation within the family changes. Since the family has difficulty expressing their love for each other, the intricate preparation of banquet quality dishes for their Sunday dinners is the surrogate for their familial feelings.