U.S., 2019, 87 min, Dir. Sasie Sealy, Not rated but unsuitable for children, English/Mandarin/Cantonese with English subtitles, Good Deed Entertainment
"Lucky Grandma is a wickedly entertaining dark comedy, steeped in the colors and characters of New York City's Chinatown." – Jude Dry, IndieWire
"[Tsai] Chin is plainly the film's greatest asset, a terrific actor with great comic timing." – Peter Debruge, Variety
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Set in New York’s Chinatown, Tsai Chin portrays an ornery, newly-widowed 80-year-old eager to live life as an independent woman, despite her family’s concerns. When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, she decides to head to the casino, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck by suddenly attracting the attention of local gangsters. She then employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang, played by Corey Ha. Lucky Grandma is a dynamic comedy with a stand-out performance by Chin. It had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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