Director: Sasie Sealy
Writer: Angela Cheng, Sasie Sealy (Screenplay)
Starring: Tsai Chin, Hsiao-Yuan Ha, Michael Tow, Woody Fu, Yan Xi, Wai Ching Ho, Clem Cheung
Plot: Set in New York City’s Chinatown, an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck – and in the middle of a gang war.
Runtime: 1 Hour 27 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Lucky Grandma starts as Grandma (Chin) gets her fortune told that luck would come her way, leading her to defy her family’s wishes and head to the casinos to take her chances, which will see her hit the big time, until one spin too many, leaves her empty handed.
When Grandma Wong’s luck does run out, she finds herself attraction the attention of two different gangs, with her only protecting being Big Pong (Ha), as the gangs look to take advantage of her new found luck.
Thoughts on Lucky Grandma
Final Thoughts – Lucky Grandma is a funny comedy led by the brilliant Tsai Chin who is outstanding to watch get her character get into trouble each time she finds herself in. how the comedy unfolds, shows how Grandma is going to find a way to try and talk herself out of the gang war, with part charm and part grumpiness. This is a story that will bring the gang war story into a new idea with seeing how one old lady can be so much trouble for both sides who want to find some missing money. Everything does play out in a calming tone which will add to the oddball comedy side of the film, which will make everything entertaining to enjoy unfolding.
Signature Entertainment presents Lucky Grandma on Digital HD 9 November