The Farewell

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87% Audience Score87%
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    The Farewell. This is my favourite film of the year so far! There's always that one that just pulls me in and moves me beyond all others. It's more often than not a simple story with underlying complexities. The Farewell is story about many things. After all, the poster states quite clearly how it's "based on an actual lie." I won't spoil it for you. Watch this film and take in its many messages. Take in its truth within a lie. ❤
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    This is another film that I didn't know much about and wasn't expecting much.. but I was pleasantly surprised and really liked the movie. The cast especially does a great job.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    You might not find a film this year that is better at depicting family drama in such a realistic manner. It is done through great directing, acting, and writing.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    The characters are charming - Billi (Awkwafina) is pleasantly vulnerable and open, which is really what drives the film. It's about generations and tradition. In fact, Billi's parents intrude upon her relationship with her grandmother. However, it does move slowly. And it ends without a clear resolution...but that's likely what the filmmaker intends.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Interesting, but much more somber and not nearly as entertaining or affecting as the This American Life story that preceded the film.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    Ok mediocre a24 indie movie. I don’t see the big deal about this movie.
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    If it was white people, it'd get a 30-50% rating
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    "The Farewell" is entertaining, sweet, and thoughtful; Awkafina's dramatic performance, along with the surprisingly funny Zhou Shuzhen, truly stand out.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    it was awesome, a must see!
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    i like this beautiful movie , i am asian and i know about this things