Jimmy loves dinosaurs and sleeps on the top bunk. Unfortunately, Jimmy is 40 and shares that bunk with Bob, his 10-year-old nephew. Freshly divorced, Jimmy lives with his sister Aiko and her family while boldly searching for a new wife. His brother in-law, Tak, thinks he’s a disaster. And although Jimmy may lack social grace, he is convinced the best years of his life are just beginning. His plan seems like it’s all falling into place when Tak’s beautiful niece Ramona moves in. But once Jimmy sets his sights on stealing her from his best friend Tim, he sees his intentions go hilariously awry. Even after causing disaster after disaster, Jimmy remains a lovable goof you can’t help but root for. —33ª Mostra Internacional de Cinema
Choosing an idiot man-child as the lead is certainly as baffling as it is irritating. But the one saving grace is that this isn't another tedious, angst-ridden cliche about "the Asian American identity". The characters simply happen to be Asian, which is completely secondary to the family dynamics. How nice that they can just BE and not culturally dissected.
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