Update Sept. 23: Hundreds of adoring fans of Hong Kong movie star Edison Chen showed up to yell and mob their heart-throb in the lobby of the AMC Santa Anita 16 Friday night at the Westfield Santa Anita mall (see two-minutes of video highlights below).
Chen was one of a quartet of cast members in attendance for the premiere of independent romantic comedy/family drama “Almost Perfect,” that offers offers impressive performances by an ensemble cast in a very American story of family relationship challenges as portrayed by a mostly Asian cast speaking in English (trailer below).
Star Kelly Hu (“Hawaii Five-O,” “Nash Bridges,” and numerous cartoon and video game voice roles) told Arcadia’s Best that she loves coming to Arcadia for Dim Sum and the Din Tai Fung dumpling house (see two-min video interviews below), but the reason the film was premiering in Arcadia was to appeal the majority of Asians in town.
“Almost Perfect” is booked for at least a one-week run at AMC Santa Anita, where tickets may be ordered online.
– By Scott Hettrick
Details of the plot and characters of “Almost Perfect,” directed by Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, are below the following trailer embedded here from YouTube.