Some of the dialogues are touching but hilarious at the same time. The lead actor put some depths to his character to avoid from being a mere transvestite. Hey, how could an Asian father NOT being preachy to his Asian daughter?
Aside from some cheesy dialogues and the annoying preachy tendency, the film easily succeed to provoke emotional sentimentality. Stunning performances from the leads are its core. They're simply amazing.
"A transvestite sex worker is confronted by the Muslim-raised teenage daughter..." it's not that dramatic actually and mostly it's not about that. Verbal message contained in this film kinda bothering but well they are Father and daughter anyway. The premise reminds my to an FTV titled "Panggil Aku Puspa".