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別告訴她 | Bié Gàosù Tā

Lulu Wang United States, 2019

Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Farewell

Placid, possibly to a fault. Once the setup is in place, it develops few wrinkles and not much urgency; the second act does little with its characters except go in circles that widen far too slowly. But by the end, it chalks up a number of lovely observations about family, aging, culture gaps, etc., that universalize its specifics and earn a payoff about how the proper way to face death is simply to continue living.