The Farewell

98 mins
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The Farewell | Ratings & Reviews

"Building on the seismic momentum triggered by last year’s mainstream breakthrough Crazy Rich Asians, The Farewell is yet another heartening, significant boost in Asian screen representation, and with a less ritzy, more reflective, working-class encapsulation of its themes, resonates even louder. If there ever was a story of my life, this is it."


"At the heart of it all, is a terrific performance from Awkwafina. Best-known for her scene stealing turns in Ocean's Eight and Crazy Rich, here she adds an extra dimension of nuance and gravitas as a young woman clinging to her past and trying to forge her own path in life."


"The little dramas and themes that emerge during the reunion of the film's far-flung brood become, like a family, more than the sum of its individual parts, and an incredibly satisfying meal of a film."


"What makes "The Farewell" so effective is that in delving into such a specific case, the film invites audiences to reflect on the passing of relatives close to them."


"It unearths the universality of complex familial love that defies borders and language barriers."

Time OutTime Out

"There's an avoidance of obvious culture clash comedy... instead Wang deftly details both the guilt of living so far from family and how one's concept of what home really means can get so tangled."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Wang is a filmmaker to watch, whose serio-comic and delicate sense of the human condition will take her far with audiences."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

""The Farewell" is a remarkably cohesive ensemble movie."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"A warmly satisfying family affair."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

The Farewell | Details

Award winner
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Awkwafina), Golden Globe 2020
PG, Mild themes and occasional coarse language
Comedy, Drama
Country of origin

The Farewell | Trailers