Lucky Grandma

A crowd-pleaser with a slyly magnetic lead performance.


Lucky Grandma

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.

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Sasie Sealy
Harry Windsor, Hollywood Reporter

Leading roles for women of a certain age may be thin on the ground, but leading roles for Asian women — of any age — are practically nonexistent. Lucky Grandma, the debut feature from Sasie Sealy, proves the exception to both rules, gifting veteran actress Tsai Chin (The Joy Luck Club, Casino Royale ...

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