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      Eat a Bowl of Tea

      PG-13 1989 1h 44m Romance Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 49% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Just prior to the end of World War II, a law responsible for halting Chinese immigration to the United States is lifted. Ben Loy, a Chinese-American who has just returned from his tour of duty with the U.S. Army, is encouraged by his relatives to make the most of this situation by visiting China and returning to the United States with a new bride. He eventually finds a spouse, Mei Oi (Cora Miao), but she has problems adjusting to American life, while Ben contends with his overbearing family. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Candace Wiggins Southern Voice (Atlanta) A wonderful new film by Wayne Wang. Rated: 4/4 May 8, 2023 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Though not as witty as Chan Is Missing and not as touching as Dim Sum, Wayne Wang's Eat Bowl of Tea relates a little known story of the Chinese-American community, putting on screen characters seldom seen in mainstream American movies. Rated: B Jul 17, 2009 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Pleasant but unexciting ethnic comedy/romance set in NYC's Chinatown in 1949. Rated: B- Dec 28, 2008 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice Eat a Bowl of Tea explores the pressures put on two newlyweds in Chinatown to meet the expectations of their community. Jun 24, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      robert p Contrary to other comments, 1. I found the acting quite good, 2 The Story line was good, 3. This really happened in history, 4. I thought they made a very cute couple! Thus my *4* star rating!!!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member the movie was weak like starbucks coffee, and laden with cliches. saving grace was the strong hong kong ensemble cast plus a young russell wong beautifying the screen. the cora miao character was whorish and irritating as hell. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Russel Wong gave me goosebumps while watching this movie Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A bit slow, but was interesting to see a story from the eyes of Asian Americans in the 1940's, my parents' generation. Worth watching, but had expected more from this Wayne Wang movie. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member In general I wouldn't have called this a comedy. A simple story (and essentially an American one, despite the Chinese theme) with a rough middle and a happy end. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member seen this movie the other night on tv it wasn't that bad Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Just prior to the end of World War II, a law responsible for halting Chinese immigration to the United States is lifted. Ben Loy, a Chinese-American who has just returned from his tour of duty with the U.S. Army, is encouraged by his relatives to make the most of this situation by visiting China and returning to the United States with a new bride. He eventually finds a spouse, Mei Oi (Cora Miao), but she has problems adjusting to American life, while Ben contends with his overbearing family.
      Director
      Wayne Wang
      Producer
      Tom Sternberg
      Production Co
      American Playhouse
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 1, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $95.2K
      Runtime
      1h 44m
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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