Okay, by now you pretty much know the primary plot: Ben, Filipino-American adolescent, is having problems with his all-too-strict father, who wants his son to become a doctor despite Ben's clear artistic genius. This serves as a starting point for the movie, and it's meant to be driven forward by a debutante ball thrown by the family for Ben's little sister.
In the meantime, however, the movie decides to take, oh, about a gazillion detours into random stereotypes. And yes, they're ALL thrown in there: The gangster gun-toting "bad-ass." The guy who's willing to spend all kinds of mad cash on souping up his car. The Filipino-American Black Panther spouting off on The Man's attempts to… Read more