lucky grandma trailer

A grandma gets caught in a Chinatown gang war after stumbling on a bag full of money. It sounds like the beginning of a joke, or the premise of an unexpectedly thrilling neo-noir directed by Sasie Sealy. Thankfully, Lucky Grandma is the latter, though this heist movie is not without laughs. Tsai Chin stars as the recently widowed grandma, who believes she’s on a lucky streak when a bag of money literally falls in her lap. But it’s just the beginning of her troubles. Watch the Lucky Grandma trailer below.

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lucky grandma review

Too often in cinematic history, Chinatown has acted as some exotic backdrop or dangerous enemy territory through which our (usually white) protagonist must venture in order to reach their goal. But in Lucky Grandma, this New York City neighborhood feels like home. A grimy, at-times hostile home. But a living, breathing home that is the irreplaceable setting for director and co-writer Sasie Sealy‘s outrageously funny, unquestionably cool black comedy about a chain-smoking grandma who finds herself in the middle of a Chinatown gang war.

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