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