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— by Leah Greenblatt: “Based on an actual lie” is writer-director Lulu Wang’s way of introducing her (actually true) story; a sly title card to qualify the bittersweet dramedy of deception that follows. Crazy Rich Asians’ Awkwafina finds her first real star vehicle as Billi, a wry New Yorker with a raspy laugh and a nose ring who regularly dodges her own parents’ persistent questions about her future, but stays faithfully in touch with her grandmother back in China…

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July 11, 2019