Hi readers. Who’d think a movie about a Chinese food joint in a US big city would be worth watching? Well friends, it’s streaming on Netflix.
Take Out 2004 NR 88 minutes An illegal immigrant gets behind on his debt to the crooks who smuggled him into the country, and has one day to find the money to make a payment. More Info Starring: Charles Jang, Jeng-Hua Yu Directors: Sean Baker, Shih-Ching Tsou
The Chinese gangsters who fronted him the money to get here use a ball-peen hammer on his ribs when he sends some bucks back to his family in China and gets behind on payments at 30% interest. So he delivers Chinese food all over trying to bicycle into enough tip money to keep them from coming back tonight.
Then he gets himself mugged out of it by some black guys in an elevator. Late in the day. He’s looking at a bad evening and he doesn’t even have to worry about multi-national banks, US Immigration Service, whatever. All he’s got to worry about is which gangsters will rob him next.
But if he lives he dreams of bringing over his wife and son he’s never seen once his debt to the loan sharks is paid off in four, five years.
Different enough and interesting enough to cause me to give it a five star rating.