Watch Shanghai Kiss Online on Joox.Net Starring Hayden Panettiereposted by MR WAVETHEORY at 9/02/2007 07:22:00 AM
Ken Leung plays Liam Liu, a likeable, struggling L.A. actor who inadvertently finds himself as the object of affection for a pretty Beverly Hills teen (Hayden Panettiere, NBC’s HEROES). Their relationship is innocent; he drives her to school every morning, and enjoys her company, but doesn’t feel fully himself around her. When Liam inherits his grandmother’s home in Shanghai, his visit to China and introduction to Micky (Kelly Hu)—a woman who captures his imagination like no other—force him to reconsider his Chinese roots. Caught between two worlds (and two women), Liam must now sort out the complicated desires of his heart, and find out who he really is. (Asian American Film Festival)
The film won rave reviews at the 2007 Asian American Film Festival, and I can see why. The producers and directors touched upon so many issues that are relevant to kids growing up today. Shanghai Kiss tackled a complex plot and succeeded in bringing forward issues like the explosive issue of a young adult dating a teen, a Chinese American trying to find his roots in China while learning to accept that he is more American than Chinese, and an ethnic actor who faces cultural stereotypes struggling to find work in L.A - all in a light hearted way!
The best part is that the film is available online uploaded by a character named hades - whether inadvertently or not, I found it online searching Google BlogSearch for Shanghai Kiss. The full movie is a few fundred megabytes and you can view it streaming.
Watch Shanghai Kiss Online (joox.net)