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The Farewell (2019)

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Critic Consensus: The Farewell deftly captures complicated family dynamics with a poignant, well-acted drama that marries cultural specificity with universally relatable themes.

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The film follows a Chinese family who, when they discover their beloved Grandmother has only a short while left to live, decide to keep her in the dark and schedule an impromptu wedding to gather before she passes. Billi, feeling like a fish out of water in her home country, struggles with the family's decision to hide the truth from her grandmother.

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The Farewell is a comedy of warmth and bracing honesty. Simply put, it's one of the best films of the year.

October 10, 2019 | Rating: 5/5

You'll be spewing with tears before the first act is done.

September 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Wang's family story is modestly affecting and deserves an audience, but if it does prompt thoughts about weighing up the importance of emotional truth, they mainly come afterwards.

September 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Panic and self-doubt are at the heart of [the] movie...

September 18, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The film could have had wit, attitude, poignancy, style - or any single one of the four. Instead it slithers along, shallow and soapy.

September 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Goes softly-softly on the Big Themes, but packs an emotional wallop.

September 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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