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Little Big Women (2020)Little Big Women (2020)

Little Big Women (2020)

A relatable Taiwanese family drama with a stellar cast of well-realized characters

Drama, Family, Romance

7.6

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Taiwan
Mandarin
Character-driven, Dramatic, Lovely
2020
Joseph Chen-Chieh Hsu, Joseph Hsu
Buffy Chen, Chang Han, Chen Shu-fang
123 min

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A story about a karaoke-addicted old woman struggling with her self-worth and a sense of betrayal at her long-lost husband's funeral where she encounters his younger and more sophisticated girlfriend while she finds out her kids might have been secretly in touch with her late husband all these years.

Our Take

7.6
The Staff

This sensitive and elegantly crafted melodrama recognizes that a death in the family doesn’t have to lead to the same expressions of mourning we expect from movies; there might not be any real sadness at all. But when different family members come together again and bring their own personal conflicts with them, suddenly everyone else’s little griefs fill the space, and the road to recovery becomes even messier. Little Big Women understands all this with an understated touch and brilliant, naturalistic performances from its cast. It makes for a loving tribute to the generations of tough and complicated women who often hold a family together.

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