United Kingdom: September 20 2019
United States: July 12 2019
Ranking: 3,286 out of 16,089 movies (up 1803)
Based on the true story as it was experienced by the film's director, Lulu Wang. A Chinese family, scattered across the globe, must face up to the imminent death of the grandmother due to her diagnosis of terminal lung cancer. All of the relatives band together and decide not to tell the matriarch anything about her disease, as she was not the first one informed by the doctors, and to instead organize a wedding in China to which all those who with any kind of relationship with her are invited, so that they can say their last goodbye. Billi's parents (Awkwafina) do not want to attend because they are already settled in New York and have no close relationship with their relatives and also because they don't want to participate in the deception. However, Billi decides to take the trip on her own so as she can say a last goodbye to her grandmother and catch up with all the relatives that she barely knows because of the distance and the decisions of her parents. Despite taking the trip, Billi is slightly uncomfortable with the family's decision to hide the illness from his grandmother, since she does not believe in the traditions and superstitions of those around her. This conflict will constantly lead her into a myriad of confusing situations that will push her to her emotional limit and ignite a conflict within herself about whether she should finally reveal the secret to her beloved grandmother, or if it is better to stay true to the promise she made to her family.