Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart

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Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart
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Directed by Wayne Wang
Written by Terrel Seltzer
Starring Laureen Chew
Kim Chew
Victor Wong
Ida F.O. Chung
Cora Miao
Joan Chen
Amy Hill
Music by Todd Boekelheide
Cinematography Michael Chin
Edited by Ralph Wikke
Distributed by Orion Classics (1985)(USA)(theatrical)
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)(1987)(USA)(TV)(broadcast premiere)
Koch Lorber Films (2006)(USA)(DVD)
Release date
  • August 9, 1985 (1985-08-09) (U.S.)
Running time
88 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart is a 1985 film directed by Wayne Wang.

It is an American comedy film starring Laureen Chew, Kim Chew, Victor Wong, Ida F.O Chung, Cora Miao, Amy Hill, and Joan Chen.


A Chinese immigrant widow faces the New Year with apprehension after it was foretold that it would be the year she would die. All of the things she wants to do before she dies come into focus, including seeing her daughter married and visiting China one last time to pay her respects.[1][not in citation given]

Critical reception[edit]

Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart was met with critical acclaim. The film scored a perfect rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 12 reviews.[2]

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times awarded the film 3 out of 4 stars and wrote "What is remarkable is the way Wang deals with this complex set of emotions, in a movie that is essentially a comedy."[3]



  1. ^ "Entertainment One - Divergent". Kochlorberfilms.com. Retrieved 2014-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart". Roger Ebert.com. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 

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