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Top Customer Reviews
I am not Asian, but felt it applied to many families that have old customs and older people who feel their children should follow family traditions.
This film has great acting, photograpy is wonderful and these up-and-coming filmmakers are ones to watch.
I had thought it should have won CineVegas' film festival.
Ed had just retired and is trying to figure out how to excape the dullness of his life. His daughters are experiencing their own dysfunctional dramas.Sam is a business woman who is getting ready for her impending nuptials to Mark (Jayce Bartok) but when an old high school flame returns to town, Sam begins to question if she is ready for marriage. Julie who is a med student who is excelling at her studies but when it comes to her personal life, she doesn' t exactly get a passing grade due to her acute shyness. Her world is quickly turned upside down when she meets a popular actress named Mia Scarlett (Mia Riverton), and eventually becomes romantically involved with the actress. Katie is engaged in a prank war with her next door neighbor's son Simon (Sebastian Stan). When Ed suddenly up and leaves the family, the girls are forced to re-examine their lives and how to live on accordingly to what their heart says, not what is expected of them by family obligations (sort of an invisible fence).
I loved Red Doors. The home video footage of which I assume is from Georgia Lee's childhood added an authentic feel to the film. The ending though left me a bit unsatisfied. I hate it when films end on such a broad note. I was hoping that this film would have come to one of my local arthouse theatres but it didn't. I had to wait for it to come out on dvd.Read more ›
I would rate it 5 stars but I gave it 4 because the DVD case arrived damaged. The DVD was alright, but I'll be having to go out and purchase a new case for it. Other than that, speedy shipping, excellent film! Enjoy!
The problems within this quiet home have come to a head with the retirement of Ed (Tzi Ma), husband and father of the household. He has already lost the time and attention of his daughters that he so much enjoyed when they were young. Life doesn't stand still, things change and so has the mode of communication between Samantha (Jacqueline Kim), Julie (Elaine Kao) and Katie (Kathy Shao-Lin Lee). Now busy with their lives outside the house they've lost the close relationship they once had with their aging parents. Sadly, the only time Ed smiles is when he's alone watching old VHS tapes of the children. In his self-imposed silence Ed desperately seeks a way out.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I first stumbled upon this film awhile ago and I love rewatching it over and over again. This family, though dysfunctional, is loving--and quite hilarious. Read morePublished on January 21, 2010 by Jasmine
As an Asian American guy born in America, I think I am as American as Apple Pie. Unfortunate, neither society or Asian American girls see me that way. Read morePublished on December 21, 2009 by V. Phan
This film calls itself an Asian American film but is really an Uncle Tom work that panders to a mostly non-Asian audience. Read morePublished on November 10, 2007 by Beer_Lager
This has lots of magic in it! Quite a few laughs during this journey into a time of change in this Asian American family.Published on July 27, 2007 by June M. Keys
i really enjoyed this movie, it has 4 different story lines involving the father of the family and his 3 daughters, each coping with their own issues. Read morePublished on June 26, 2007 by Jessiquilla