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Ms. Purple (2019)



Critic Consensus: A finely layered drama with rich visal allure, Ms. Purple sifts sensitively through the emotional wreckage of a broken family.

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From award-winning filmmaker Justin Chon (GOOK, 2017), MS. PURPLE is a poignant drama about Asian American sister and brother, Kasie (Tiffany Chu) and Carey (Teddy Lee), who were raised and are now seemingly stuck in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Abandoned by their mother and brought up by their father, the siblings continue to struggle with deep emotional wounds from the difficulty of the parental dynamic. Now, with their father on his death bed, the estranged Carey comes home to help Kasie care for him. As they reunite over their dying father, Kasie and Carey confront their shared past, attempting to mend their relationship.

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Teddy Lee
as Carey
James Kang
as Young-Il
Alfredo Tavares
as Quinceanera Party Attendee
Tania Verafield
as Hospice Care Administrator
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All Critics (43) | Top Critics (12)

It may look and feel like Hou-Hsiao Hsien (Millenium Mambo) and sound like Wong Kar-Wai (In the Mood for Love), but writer-director Justin Chon (Gook) doesn't have what it takes to do all that paraphrasing and still make the film his own.

September 27, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The empowerment trajectory of "Ms. Purple..." will surprise no one.

September 24, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Carey and Kasie have suppressed most outward signs of emotion. But Chu and Lee show the emotion roiling beneath the surface...

September 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A moody, downbeat drama soaked in color and saturated with sadness.

September 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Together, these various shades of misery swirl together to create a beautiful portrait of a fractured but resilient family.

September 5, 2019 | Full Review…
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Each layer is so beautifully, subtly explored, you can get lost in the characters' emotions or just be swept away by Ante Cheng's cinematography, which graciously soaks in the street and neons light of Los Angeles.

September 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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