A gay New Yorker stages a marriage of convenience with a young woman to satisfy his traditional Taiwanese family, but the wedding becomes a major inconvenience when his parents fly in for the ceremony. Director Ang Lee came to international prominence with this warm-hearted comedy, which centers on the farcical confusion that emerges from this deception. Gao Wai Tung (Winston Chao) has never shared the truth about his sexuality with his family, and hopes to disguise his long-term relationship with his lover Simon by marrying Wei-Wei, a young artist who's only it for the green card. But Wai Tung's parents refuse to let him off the hook easily, showing up to plan a massive wedding banquet. Indeed, much of the film's comedy springs from the contrast between the sheer lavishness of the parents' plans and the sham nature of the wedding. Naturally, the titular party spins out of control, leading to a series of events that threatens all of Wai Tung's relationships. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
-- Family relationships
Gay couples -- United States -- Drama.
Taiwanese -- Family relationships -- Drama.
Taiwanese -- United States -- Drama.
Taiwanese Americans -- Drama.
Gay men -- United States -- Drama.
Interethnic dating -- United States -- Drama.
Chinese -- United States -- Drama.
Illegal aliens -- United States -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Santa Monica, CA :Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment,2004
|Other Titles|| Xi yan
Schamus, James, 1959-
Feng, Guangyuan, 1953-
Gui, Yalei, 1944-
Lichtenstein, Mitchell, 1956-
Samuel Goldwyn Co.
Zhong yang dian ying shi ye gu fen you xian gong si.
Good Machine (Firm)
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Ah-Leh Gua, Sihung Lung, May Chin, Winston Chao, Mitchell Lichtenstein.
Composer, Mader ; editor, Tim Squyres ; director of photography, Jong Lin.
MPAA rating: R.
English & Mandarin; English, French & Spanish subtitles.
Features: featurette, theatrical trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
1 DVD (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.