Lucky Grandma

1 Hr. 27 Min.

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In the heart of Chinatown, New York, an ornery, chain-smoking, newly widowed 80-year-old Grandma (Tsai Chin) is eager to live life as an independent woman, despite the worry of her family. When a local fortune teller (Wai Ching Ho) predicts a most auspicious day in her future, Grandma decides to head to the casino and goes all in, only to land herself on the wrong side of luck... suddenly attracting the attention of some local gangsters. Desperate to protect herself, Grandma employs the services of a bodyguard from a rival gang (Corey Ha) and soon finds herself right in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.

"Lucky Grandma is a wickedly entertaining dark comedy, steeped in the colors and characters of New York City's Chinatown."
- indieWire
 
"Lucky Grandma puts an older Asian woman center stage without infantilizing her or rendering her pitiful."
- The New York  Times
 
"Lucky Grandma affords Chin a leading role she clearly relishes."
- Chicago Tribune


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