First Glance: “The Farewell”

FAREWELL

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.

8 thoughts on “First Glance: “The Farewell”

    • I’m excited for it. My only worry is the size of the release. I really hope it will get a wife enough release to make it to my area on its release day. Fingers crossed.

  1. Nope, grandmother illness too close to home, as I am the former and not yet the latter, so pretending I’ll live forever ATM. Do not need to be reminded that it ain’t the case!

    • I can understand that. It looks like emotionally heavy material for sure. I showed it to my wife and she thought it looked good but not one she is high on seeing.

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