My Wedding and Other Secrets: Movie Review
My Wedding And Other Secrets
Cast: Matt Whelan, Michelle Ang, Kenneth Tsang, Pei-Pei
Director: Roseanne Liang
In this rom com, Michelle Ang stars as Asian film student Emily Chu, a geek
who's at odds with the world around her.
While her fellow film students are claiming their influences number the likes
of Fellini, Emily's talking about how Star Wars turned her to the dark side of
She's a bit of an oddball and that geeky goofy charm extends to the rest of
But it also puts her into conflict with her Hong Kong parents - she's seen
one sister nearly disowned after she dated a boy her parents didn't approve
So, when she meets good ole Kiwi James ( Go Girls' Matt Whelan) and
the two spark, she's well aware of the potential divisions it could cause.
However, Emily's a dreamer and follows her heart over her head.
Things are further complicated when the pair fall in love and decide to
My Wedding And Other Secrets is a charming and sweet culture clash romantic
comedy. It has an innocence and character which will melt your heart.
Michelle Ang manages to bring an endearing charm to Emily and life to the
story. She veers on the right side of compassionate to her eccentric spontaneity
rather than irritating - and she also has sincerity for the part as she juggles
her heart, what's right and the wishes of her family.
And she gels very well with Matt Whelan's awkward and nervy James - but then
all the supporting cast are pitch perfect. From Cheng Pei Pei (of Crouching
Tiger, Hidden Dragon) who plays the mum to Kenneth Tsang's father, they all add
to the overall feel good vibe of My Wedding and Other Secrets.
With a light deft touch, director Liang who based this story on her life,
knows exactly what she wants from all - and the end result is a sweetly charming
cultural rom com which perfectly matches the times we live in.