The quietly rebellious Kim Liu (Bai) leaves her unwanted newborn with her mother
and flees to Hong Kong. Twenty years later, a visit from Kim stirs up old
sorrows and resentments, and the Lius are forced to air their dirty laundry in
front of the whole neighborhood. The culture clash between immigrant parents and
their American-born children is familiar territory, but New Jersey–born,
Taiwan-raised director and co-writer Bay-Sa Pan gives the material her own spin
and elicits strong performances from her appealing cast.