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Under One Roof (2002)

Unrated | | Romance, Comedy | 25 May 2002 (USA)
It's Sex and the City meets The Wedding Banquet for young San Franciscan Daniel Chang, living at home with his clueless, traditional mother.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Wong ...
Daniel Chang
James Marks ...
Robert
Sandra Lee ...
Mrs. Chang
James Quedado ...
Tony
Audrey Finer ...
Mrs. Watson
Vivian Kobayashi ...
Gram Chang
Trish Ng ...
Amy
Sina Eiden ...
Rachel
Erik Ing ...
Jason
Xin Feng Lin ...
Plumber
Ken Craig ...
Randy
Leslie MacKay ...
Nude BBQ Guest
Christopher Stout ...
Nude BBQ Guest
Wyman Chang ...
Henry
Dianne Cragg ...
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It's Sex and the City meets The Wedding Banquet for young San Franciscan Daniel Chang, living at home with his clueless, traditional mother. Desperate for a grandchild, she's eager to see him married and spends much of her time planning introductions to suitable Chinese girls for Daniel. But when she recruits a new lodger for the downstairs flat, Daniel finds himself falling for Robert, the hot Southern boy who's moved to the big city. Well, Robert's not a suitable Chinese girl - but is he gay? And does he feel the same way about Daniel? Daniel soon gets his chance to find out when the basement floods and his mother insists Daniel share his bedroom with Robert while the plumbers fix the mess downstairs... Written by Courtesy Outtakes Film Festival NZ

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sweet low-budget gay film
12 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this film because it comes from a very gay indie perspective. As the director notes in the commentary, all the gay characters are played by gay actors, and that's important to him. You hardly ever get that in a big budget movie because openly gay actors can't draw a big enough audience. The sex and nudity scenes are meant to contrast with typical Hollywood movies that try to hide genitalia and rush through sex and intimacy, which when you think about it is much more distracting and unnatural than including nude scenes in a romantic comedy. It is also refreshing to see gay Asian characters (and actors), especially since they are at the center of the film, and not just revolving around white characters. In fact, there are several relationships shown between two gay Asian men, both sexual/romantic relationships as well as friendships. Sure the acting isn't perfect, partly because it was so rushed, and some of the lines are cheesy. But if you look beyond that, you will be in for a treat.


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