With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, March 11, 2016

Vietnam's SWEET 20 opens today in North American locations

South Korea’s CJ Entertainment
and
Vietnam’s HK Film
present
Sweet 20 / Em là bà noi cua anh
Directed by Phan Gia Nhat Linh 
Vietnam, 2015, 127 minutes

Premiering in Garden Grove, San Jose, Vancouver and Toronto today, March 11th
Followed by Houston and Dallas on March 18th

What happens when a 70 year-old granny gets a second chance at youth? She follows her dream of becoming a singer of course! Vietnam’s box office hit “Sweet 20” is a sentimental comedy following a grandmother who magically turns into a beautiful 20 year-old girl and decides to make the most of her second chance at being young again. Sweet 20 is Vietnam’s highest-grossing film of all time, beating the previous record holder “Let Hoi Decide” (another CJ Entertainment produced Vietnamese film), and has made a record-breaking $4.76 million at the box office since its December 2015 release. This remake of the popular Korean film Miss Granny will make its North American debut on March 11, 2016 in Garden Grove, San Jose, Vancouver, and Toronto, and will be available in Houston and Dallas on March 18, 2016.

CJ Entertainment’s Miss Granny, the original Korean version of this story, was also previously released in China and the U.S. as “20 Once Again” to huge success. Miss Granny is making its way around the world with additional remake deals in discussion including in the U.S.

In Sweet 20, Mrs. Dai, a foul-mouthed 70 year-old widow lives with her only son and his family. She is very proud of her son (Quang) and indulges her grandson (Tung), but is very strict with her depressed daughter-in-law (Vy). After Vy’s sudden heart attack, Mrs. Dai is shocked and saddened to discover that her son partially blames her for the incident and wants to send his mother away to the countryside in order to give his wife some space. Heartbroken, Mrs. Dai wanders the streets and stumbles upon a mysterious photo studio. She decides to go in to take a photo that can be put on her altar after she dies. Stepping out of the studio, Mrs. Dai soon realizes that she has magically turned into a beautiful 20-year-old girl. Mrs. Dai takes a new name, Thanh Nga, after her favorite pop idol, and decides to make her dreams come true.

“The movie reminded me of my grandmother and how she sacrificed her whole life for my family,” Director Phan Gia Nhat Linh shared.

Sweet 20 is co-produced by South Korea’s CJ Entertainment and Vietnam’s HK Film. The film will be available in the following theaters:

March 11:
· Garden Grove, Garden Grove Stadium 16
· San Jose, East Ridge Mall 15
· Vancouver , Cineplex Odeon Int. Village
· Toronto, Cineplex Yonge & Dundas

March 18:
· Houston, AMC Loews Fountains 18
· Houston, AMC Studio 30
· Dallas-Ft. Worth, AMC Firewheel 18

For more information, visit www.cj-entertainment.com.

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