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The Princess of Nebraska (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 October 2008 (USA)
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The story of a pregnant Chinese girl's life in the U.S. Based on the the short story by Yiyun Li.

Director:

Wayne Wang

Writers:

Yiyun Li (short story), Michael Ray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Li Ling Li Ling ... Sasha
Brian Danforth Brian Danforth ... Boshen
Minghua Tan Minghua Tan ... May
Zhi Hao Li Zhi Hao Li ... Driver
Hiep Thi Le ... Mother at Mall
Djinn Ong Djinn Ong ... Father at Mall
Roxy Ong Roxy Ong ... Daughter at Mall
Finn Carlito Ong Finn Carlito Ong ... Son at Mall
Jay Patumanoan Jay Patumanoan ... Security Guard
Jason W. Wong ... Alvin (as Jason Wong)
Nanrisa Lee ... Mary
Jacintha Charles ... Party Guest #1
Pamelyn Chee ... X
Patrice Binaisa ... James
Qing Lin Qing Lin ... Karaoke Woman (as Qxing Lin)
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Storyline

Decisions and reality. Sasha is a young woman from Beijing, studying in Nebraska. She flies to the Bay Area and meets up with friends, including Boshen, a gay man who was the lover of Yang, a member of Beijing's Opera who got Sasha pregnant four months before. She's made an appointment at a clinic for the next day. Boshen thinks he, she, Yang, and the baby can be a family. After a contentious dinner, Sasha meets X, a call girl on her way to a party with older men. Sasha goes too. Later, Sasha asks X to travel the world with her. Reality awaits the next day. As the annual St. Stupid's Day Parade passes by, Boshen accompanies Sasha to the clinic. What will she decide? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

17 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Princesa do Nebraska See more »

Filming Locations:

Oakland, California, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$191,887
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Pointless, Boring, Uninteresting
23 February 2012 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The pregnant Sasha (Li Ling) travels from Nebraska to San Francisco, California, expecting to sell her baby and she meets her gay friend Boshen (Brian Danforth), who had been the lover of the musician Yang that got Sasha pregnant in Beijing. Sasha befriends the party girl X (Pamelyn Chee) that invites her to attend a party with old men.

It is hard to write a summary of the pointless, boring and uninteresting "The Princess of Nebraska" since there is no storyline, just a complete mess with an unpleasant character. There is no continuity between the scenes and the few dialogs are very poor. Can any viewer explain the senseless conclusion? My vote is two.

Title (Brazil): "A Princesa de Nebraska" ("The Princess of Nebraska")


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