Catfish in Black Bean Sauce

Catfish in Black Bean Sauce

Chi Muoi Lo
 Cast: Chi Muoi Lo
Chi Muoi Lo
, Paul Winfield
Paul Winfield
, Mary Alice
Mary Alice
, Lauren Tom
Lauren Tom


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In Catfish In Black Bean Sauce, Paul Winfield and Mary Alice play an African-American couple who in the 1970's adopted two Vietnamese children, a brother and sister. 20 years on, the two kids have grown to adulthood; Dwayne (Chi Muoi Lo) has absorbed a great deal of black culture from his adopted parents and is engaged to an attractive African-American woman (Sanaa Lathan). His sister (Lauren Tom), however, feels more comfortable with Asian cultural paths and has married an older Asian man (Tzi Ma). The siblings have recently come in contact with their birth mother (Kieu Chinh), and are awaiting her first visit to the United States, which causes no small amount of personal, cultural and familial clashes. Catfish In Black Bean Sauce is the feature debut from writer/director Chi Muoi Lo, who also plays Dwane; it was a prize winner at the 1999 WorldFest/Houston Film Festival.

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Release Date: 09/18/2001
UPC: 0687797927095
Original Release: 1999
Rating: PG-13
Source: Alchemy / Millennium
Time: 1:59:00

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Catfish in Black Bean Sauce 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this movie enlightening to the possibility that love comes in all races. It is not very common to see African Americans adopt outside of their race, but it proves that when it comes to love and committment and humor, race is just a formality. The adoptive parents treated their children as any other parent would. They experienced the growing pains of raising children whom one felt outcasted. This is a nice comedy that you will enjoy. I am a big fan of both Mary Alice and Paul Winfield and neither let's me down in this sleeper.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good movie to see two heritages who try understand and come together even though they are very different.