Lucky Grandma

  • Type: Movies & TV
  • By: Sasie Sealy
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Action
  • Recommended by: Michelle T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9786318301299
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A fierce, chain-smoking, shrewd Chinese grandma gets mixed up with a whole lotta NYC Chinatown gangsters

What would you do if your crazy good luck on a most auspicious day suddenly ran out and then didn't (but actually did, or maybe not)? Would you take the money? Would you give it up? Tsai Chin shines as the stubborn, chain-smoking, fortitudinous, crafty, and recently widowed 80-year-old Grandma Wong, a feisty heroine who doesn't take anything from anyone, not even the scariest gangster. Sasie Sealy's debut feature film includes wonderful glimpses of behind-the-scenes NYC Chinatown with the lives of its many immigrants portrayed in well-developed characters. This dark comedy has plenty of action and is definitely worth watching. Some younger tweens might find the very occasional violence overwhelming, but the violence is very subtly depicted.