Ali Wong does a great job playing the romantic lead here, with a dash of comedy on the side. She can do the drama and the funny with ease.
Randall Park does a great job throwing in the jokes here and there, and plays a sympathetic guy who you would want to see get a happy ending.
The chemistry between Ali Wong and Randall Park worked for me here, and it was easy to get invested with their “will they or won’t they” premise.
There are multiple dramatic and comedic scenes that reflect on the Asian-American life that I truly appreciated seeing addressed on screen.
It seemed to me that I really enjoyed all the scenes in this movie that involved a restaurant.
Speaking of one of those restaurant scenes that involves a surprise celebrity guest role (Netflix trailer spoils who that is)… I thought some of the greatest scenes in this movie involved that actor.
I loved the final act, and how they concluded the story. Hits all the right places.
There are some interesting social commentaries and themes worth discussing, but even with all that I’m just satisfied that this movie seems to be all heart.
Despite being released in 2019, this felt like a rom-com that you would find in the 1990’s or early 2000’s. I say that with positivity.
It kinda looked like an outdated rom-com from the 1990’s or early 2000’s, which some people will take that negatively.
Those looking for a laugh-a-minute type of comedy will probably be disappointed with this.
Arguably has a slow pace for a comedy and meanders at times.
There are some story conveniences and derivative plot turns that you’ll just have to excuse.
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