Personally speaking, everything about the new trailer for “The Farewell” screams must-see. The film is written and directed by Lulu Wang and is based on a deeply personal story about her grandmother’s illness. The movie showed at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and the buzz that followed has me pretty exciting.
The film stars Awkwafina who I admit wasn’t my favorite thing about the mega-hit “Crazy Rich Asians”. But just from the trailer we get to see her showcase some real acting chops and a range I genuinely wasn’t expecting. I can’t wait to see how she does in this emotional story of family, grief, and juggling the balance between Eastern versus Western culture.
“The Farewell” hits theaters July 12th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or giving it a pass.