THE FAREWELL is as good as you’ve heard. A deceptively simple, bittersweet story told with absolute beauty and mastery. It may not be life altering for some of you, but for others this will cut *deep*. Ain’t seen this many people cry in the theater since LION with Dev Patel.
I’ve been vocal with my criticisms of Awkwafina’s Black Voice; her performance in THE FAREWELL adds a new angle to it as a woman struggling with cultural identity. You can consider this in reappraisal, or recognize yet another person garnering success off of black culture. I think both are valid choices.