Red Doors Named for the traditional Chinese color of good luck, the gentle indie drama Red Doors is really more in the rosy pink range of the… Red Doors Named for the traditional Chinese color of good luck, the gentle indie drama Red Doors is really more in the rosy pink range of the… R PT90M Drama Elaine Kao Jacqueline Kim Tzi Ma Polychrome Pictures
Movie Review

Red Doors

MPAA Rating: R
CRISIS-TERS The Wong family deals with domestic ups and downs but never comes unhinged in Red Doors
Image credit: Red Doors: Graig Uhlin
CRISIS-TERS The Wong family deals with domestic ups and downs but never comes unhinged in Red Doors
EW's GRADE
B

Details Rated: R; Length: 90 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Elaine Kao and Jacqueline Kim; Distributor: Polychrome Pictures

Named for the traditional Chinese color of good luck, the gentle indie drama Red Doors is really more in the rosy pink range of the color palette than a more primary emotional hue. Although the Chinese-American Wong family can boast an impressive range of modern crises — big sis is about to marry a yuppie bore, middle sis falls for an actress, dad's a serial suicide attempter, etc. — writer-director Georgia Lee never leaves any doubt that the bonds of ethnic family devotion are a charm against any woe more serious than an engagement to the wrong white guy.

Originally posted Sep 06, 2006 Published in issue #897 Sep 15, 2006 Order article reprints