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A dad who’s been to jail, a dysfunctional family, and a son who wants to make it in basketball? This is not your usual Asian American story. This is the brainchild of Eddie Huang. Diversity isn’t just about having movies about different kinds of people, it’s about different kinds of stories. The plot is about breaking down stereotypes about Asians. America’s Best Dance Crew showed Asians can dance. Bruno Mars proved Asians can sing and make hits. Jeremy Lin made the NBA, but most people still don’t believe. Eddie Huang’s Boogie is one more crack in the wall. Taylor Takahashi is compelling as the lead in this coming of age story. He and his girlfriend Taylour Paige are good together. Here’s the one thing. The basketball scenes are bad. There’s no tension or excitement for a sport that exudes those qualities. There’s just no action. Whoever choreographed the games should’ve been fired. So the movie is nice but the basketball is trash.
My husband ordered this movie while I was sleep after I told him not to order nothing else. I really enjoyed the movie it was really good. I thought the price was a little pricey for a movie $21 and some change ummm yeah the price should be lower
Gotta applaud the effort to show the diversity that exists among Asians in America. Hollywood is locked into ridiculously narrow stereotypes of Asian men and women. The opportunities to tell our stories are rare. Eddie Huang took it upon himself to break some of those stereotypes. Great first effort by Taylor Nakanishi. As more opportunities develop to tell stories like this, maybe more Asian Americans will try their hand at acting, writing, directing and producing movies. I'm sure everyone can come up with ideas for how this movie could be better, but we first have to support such movies and give the people in front of the camera and behind the camera a chance to grow and get even better.
Great movie for young and old generations of Asians in America. I enjoyed the clashing rivalry, followed by comradery between the teams, and family, amid struggles with ancestry although different for the Chinese, African, Dominican, challenging all the same. Glimpses of the ancient amid the modern, the red worship station never really looked at, but present throughout. Just like the struggles Asian Americans feel, but nobody else can see. Beautifully said, by uncle, still a struggle, but just a little less of one with every generation. Something universally relatable regardless of background. The ending memory for Munk actor was touching too and made the movie that much more real. May the cycle of life continue, even beyond this world. Looking forward the the next hot flick by Eddie Huang!!!
The story line was good. I liked how a different perspective on Asian Americans in movies was portrayed. Also loved how the writer didn't leave out how Asian culture affects Asian Americans in modern day.
Minus one star because I didn't really like the ending and because the acting was ok.
I probably wouldn't watch it again, but I do feel like it is something people should at least watch once.
Hope the writer comes out with more movies though.