A different comedy by an American Filipino family, where the family decides to attend a Christmas party at the family home in San Francisco. During that trip, the family discovers that Troy's son was controlling the whole family with fear that frightens everyone who lives there, including his mother. That journey turns into a different drama, taking another turn in order to conspire to kill that authoritarian.
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San Francisco Chronicle
December 04, 2018 An intriguing and absorbing independent film...Read in Source
September 17, 2018 There are scenes of utter brilliance and honesty, then clunky scenes of melodrama the next. The plot that exemplifies why we love independent cinema. We are off the rails where anything could happen and the story is at once cliché and bracingly original.Read in Source
Gay City News
October 19, 2018 Mendoza adroitly sneaks in other messages, such as thoughtful discussions of both racism and effeminacy in the gay community. The cast is uniformly strong with Schneider particularly appealing as Declan, the perhaps-not-so-moral center of the family.Read in Source
May 18, 2018 Domestic violence and black comedy don't seem a natural match, but to an impressive degree "Bitter Melon" pulls off their shotgun marriage.Read in Source
New York Times
December 06, 2018 The movie grinds to a halt in its final third as the characters talk things out, which might be helpful in life but in drama tends to belabor the obvious, as well as offer an easy exit.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into ...