This moving and inspiring doc chronicles Emily Tay, a Burmese immigrant from Los Angeles, who attends Harvard University and struggles with her dream of playing professional basketball while coming out to her family and teammates.
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This movie is wonderful and very honest in letting you into all the truths of the struggles and mindset of life from the perspective of both women involved, I was surprised by that I must admit. If your looking for a movie that will take you on a journey without all the sugar coating then this is the one you should watch. This was more than just a coming out type of film it's a look into all facets of Emily Tay's decision for what she wants for her life and I admire her focus and determination to make those dreams come about. This film lets you look into the whole package and I believe I am the better for watching it. I urge everyone to watch it and I admire not only the women who opened their live for us to see but for those who took the time to bring it to us. BRAVA !!! Job well done. Thank You for this movie.
Interesting look at a young, accomplished Asian lesbian athlete's life. Her time at the end of her career at Harvard is shown. Her time as a European pro basketball is also covered. Her difficulty coming out to her family is shown.
Her romantic relationships are not covered extensively but her friendship with her very supportive college roommate is shown in the most detail. This is a lovely relationship. It's a wonderful example of how "family-of-choice" can be so positively influential.
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2014
This is a great film, not for the incredible film making although it is decent, not for the unique story, it has been told before. but simply for the force of spirit of the subject Emily. I am not that into sports but she is such a gifted athlete and her talent and passion pulled me into her story immediately. The other thing that inspired me about this film is how wonderful the American dream is when it is realized, this films brings to light once again. that so many people come to this country and sacrifice and work hard and they accomplish for themselves and for the families things that they could never dream possible in their own country of origin. A truly courageous story of will and pride in who you are.
I thought this was a great documentary! Funny, poignant, relatable. Any of you who have been college athletes and have dreamed to play at a professional level I think will enjoy this. The struggle of Ms. Tay's coming out is also I think in many ways very common for young lesbians, regardless of upbringing. An impressive young lady--and a talented point guard!
Interesting story but only for Women's basketball nuts, I think. Emily Tay's struggle as a closeted gay athlete who is bucking traditional Burmese family "values" is the most compelling part of the story, but I feel the movie could have explored this issue more deeply.
Story line was great and I think portrays how many young gay athletes feel. Especially those raised in religious or cultural arenas where being gay is wrong. It was nice to see her living out her dream and becoming an inspiration for others.
This was a good film. It was interesting watching this young woman craft her own identity. The challenges of simultaneously pursuing your dream and wrestling with the expectations of family are not often acknowledged in a positive light when it comes to young women. Emily is a great doc subject and hopefully this film creates a space for more stories like it. Would recommend.