Search results for "Wayne Wang"


Anywhere but Here (1999) RT 64% / Audience 55%

DVD release: May 2000

In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Natalie Portman  •  Hart Bochner  •  Eileen Ryan

Chan Is Missing (1982) RT 100% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Jan 2006

Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest leads them on a humorous, if mundane, journey which ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Wood Moy  •  Marc Hayashi  •  Laureen Chew  •  Peter Wang

Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989) RT Audience 47%

DVD release: Jun 2003

A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Victor Wong  •  Lau Siu-Ming  •  Russell Wong  •  Cora Miao

Last Holiday (2006) RT 55% / Audience 67%

DVD release: May 2006

After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Queen Latifah  •  LL Cool J  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Giancarlo Esposito

Smoke (1995) RT 93% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2003

Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  William Hurt  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  José Zúñiga

The Joy Luck Club (1993) RT 85% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Jun 2002

Through a series of flashbacks, four young chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Ming-Na Wen  •  Lauren Tom  •  Tamlyn Tomita  •  Rosalind Chao

Chinese Box (1997) RT 62% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Sep 1998

The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Gong Li  •  Maggie Cheung  •  Michael Hui

Blue in the Face (1995) RT 43% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Mar 2003

Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Roseanne Barr  •  Mel Gorham

Maid in Manhattan (2002) RT 40% / Audience 43%

DVD release: Mar 2003

Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Stanley Tucci

The Center of the World (2001) RT 34% / Audience 41%

DVD release: Dec 2001

A couple checks into a suite in Las Vegas. In flashbacks we see that he's a computer whiz on the verge of becoming a dot.com millionaire, she's a lap dancer at a club. He's ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Shane Edelman  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Molly Parker  •  Karry Brown




Life Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive (1990) RT Audience 43%

A man is hired by a group of people he believes to be gangsters to escort a briefcase from America to Hong Kong. When he arrives, however, his contact is nowhere to be found. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Cora Miao  •  Kwan-Min Cheng  •  Allen Fong

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011) RT 21% / Audience 48%

DVD release: Nov 2011

A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Li Bingbing  •  Jun Ji-hyun  •  Vivian Wu  •  Hugh Jackman

The Princess of Nebraska (2008) RT Audience 25%

DVD release: May 2009

A pregnant San Francisco Chinese teenage immigrant named Sasha tells of life in America.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Li Ling  •  Pamelyn Chee  •  Brian Danforth  •  Patricia Lukulu Binaisa

Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart (1985) RT 100% / Audience 52%

DVD release: Jan 2006

In San Francisco, an immigrant Chinese widow welcomes the new year with some unhappiness: she's 62 now, she wants to make a trip to China to pay last respects to her ancestors ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Laureen Chew  •  Kim Chew  •  Victor Wong  •  Ida F.O. Chung

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007) RT 78% / Audience 54%

DVD release: May 2009

The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Henry O  •  Feihong Yu  •  Vida Ghahremani  •  Pavel Lychnikoff

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005) RT 54% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Aug 2005

A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  AnnaSophia Robb  •  Cicely Tyson  •  Eva Marie Saint

While the Women Are Sleeping (2016)

Kenji and Aya spend their summer days in a Hotel. While she is doing her own thing, he tries to work on his novel. But then a few strange hotel guest arouse the curiosity of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Takeshi Kitano  •  Hidetoshi Nishijima  •  Shiori Kutsuna  •  Sayuri Oyamada