There were losses as Billi's family gained new things. She remembers the house in Beijing from when she was a little girl. It's now gone. Dad now considers himself a New Yorker. It's been 20 years since he was in China.
I wanted to hug Zhao Shuzhen who is wonderful as Nai Nai. Actor Tzi Ma will be recognizable from lots of TV shows and the RUSH HOUR movies. He is at his best as the Chinese-New Yorker dad who struggles with trying to keep a foot in each culture. The big revelation here is the remarkable and moving performance by Awkwafina. Today, it brought her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. THE FAREWELL runs 98 minutes.