Stream only the best movies and shows

agoodmovietowatch guides you through overwhelming streaming offerings to introduce you to the must-watch picks that aren't always well-known. Curated by humans, not algorithms.

Read More.

agoodmovietowatch

The Farewell 2019 / Awkwafina's tour de force

Best Film
9.1

The true story of a grandma who gets diagnosed with a fatal disease and her family who keeps that information from her. They organize a fake wedding in China where she lives to say goodbye (hence the title).

Rapper Awkwafina is incredible as the granddaughter at the center of the story. Living in New York and having a complicated relationship with China, she embodies the cultural question at the center of the story: is it OK not to tell the grandma? But also: can a wedding that’s really a funeral to everyone but one person be held without that person’s suspicion?

The best thing about The Farewell, and it’s mostly thanks to Awkwafina’s performance, is that it’s never melodramatic. It’s technically a comedy, it’s often funny, and when it’s sad, it’s heartfelt.

Add Your Review

You don't have to be signed-in.

2

newest oldest most voted
kaybeetoyz
Member
k
kaybeetoyz

This is just a gorgeous film, and what a nice twist at the end! I never knew how important traditions are as an American with no family. This one has my heart!

Stella
Guest
S
Stella

I think it’s more dark comedy than drama, but the story is very good and I love the way it portrayed the traditions of China.

avatar

Watching Options

Details

  • Genre

    Comedy
  • Mood

    Depressing, Emotional, Inspiring
  • Starring

    Awkwafina, Shuzhen Zhao, X Mayo
  • Directed by

    Lulu Wang
  • Written by

    Lulu Wang
  • Runtime

    98 minutes
  • Premium
    Contribute 20 approved reviews or more to go premium
    You can unlock all website premium benefits and recommendations (newsletter subscription not included) by reviewing our recommendations and helping other users. You currently have 0 approved reviews.
    Login / register