Thursday, June 18, 2009

American Fusion

Just saw American Fusion. If you liked My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you're gonna love this. While My Big Fat Greek Wedding was funny and entertaining, American Fusion is outright hilarious.

American Fusion is about Yvonne, a middle aged, divorced Chinese woman who works for a newspaper, meeting Jose, a Mexican dentist. The movie revolves around Yvonne's crazy family. The mean and racist mother. The wannabe gangsta son. The nephew with an interesting job. The ex-con, born again, brother and his wife who are trying to have a baby. The obsessive and controlling sister.

One of the most entertaining scenes is when Yvonne meets Jose's family. While the families are very similar in their situations, the way they interact within and outside is completely different.

This movie has everything, romance, humor, irony and even poetic justice. What this movie also has is Pat Morita in a very comedic, though short, role.

One of the aspects of this movie that I particularly enjoyed is how it's different from the average American romantic comedy. Nowadays, almost every romantic comedy is about late 20s, early 30s, getting together. American Fusion takes two middle aged people, one of whom is divorced and with a kid, and makes it work. Yes, you can have a very funny romantic comedy without resorting to several layers of makeup and supermodels.


  1. I did not realize guys enjoy romantic comedies:)

  2. Depends on whether it's a comedy or a "comedy".
    While I watched Bride and Prejudice, the Bollywood version, I wouldn't watch Pride and Prejudice.

  3. Never heard of this film, and yea I didn't realize guys enjoy romantic comedies either.

    But I can understand about not watching the real pride and prejudice, you have to be a girl to watch that.

    "The mean and racist mother. The wannabe gangsta son. The nephew with an interesting job. The ex-con"

    sounds like its right up your alley, glad you enjoyed

  4. Eh, my husband likes romantic comedies much more than I do. I suppose anything can be done well, but it so seldom is.