Instead, they planned a lavish wedding as an excuse to bring everyone together one last time. Apparently, this is not an uncommon practice in dealing with the impending death of a loved one. At the same time, we see early on that Billi can be a cool liar herself about minor details in her daily life, and concocting stories should come naturally to her as an aspiring writer in New York—fascinating contradictions, all. She can be brutally candid but her observations and advice always come from a place of love.
Nowhere is that clearer than in the deep affection she shares with Billi, which is evident through the warm and sparky chemistry Zhao and Awkwafina enjoy. She finds a variety of moments for her actors to shine within a large ensemble cast. A video essay about Mortal Engines, as part of Scout Tafoya's ongoing video essay series on maligned masterpieces.
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Awkwafina "Crazy Rich Asians" shines in this gently humorous, bittersweet drama about a family that stages a fake wedding to surreptitiously say goodbye to their dying matriarch. HearMeRoar After learning their beloved matriarch has terminal lung cancer, the family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis—a decision with which headstrong and emotional writer Billi Awkwafina strongly disagrees.
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