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* DisposableFiance: Cho is the Bland Perfection sub-type of this. He's rich, devoted, and left at the altar with absolutely no consequences.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Cho has pined for Wil's mom for 15 years. He's willing to accept the baby as his own, no questions asked. But her heart belongs to another.



* DoggedNiceGuy: Cho has pined for Wil's mom for 15 years. He's willing to accept the baby as his own, no questions asked. But her heart belongs to another.

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* DoggedNiceGuy: Cho has pined for FreezeFrameBonus: While Wil's mom mother is browsing in the video store, she walks past the empty spot for 15 years. He's willing to accept the baby as his own, no questions asked. But her heart belongs to another.''Film/TheJoyLuckClub'', another movie about a Chinese-American mother and daughter.


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* HomageShot: Wil and her mother sitting at the back of the bus after running from the wedding is a nod to ''Film/TheGraduate''.


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* WhereDidWeGoWrong:
** Wil's grandfather disapproves of his daughter's pregnancy out of wedlock, telling her she's [[IHaveNoSon no longer part of the family]] until she finds a husband to raise her child.
** Wil's mother disapproves of her lesbianism, and is in denial about it because she thinks it reflects badly on her parenting. (She eventually comes around.)

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* DancesAndBalls: The community frequently gathers for formal dances at Planet China, where parents gossip and try to set their children up with each other.


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* SoapWithinAShow: Wil's mother watches a lot of soap operas and [[RunningGag repeatedly]] [[ExplainingTheSoap explains what's going on]].
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer reveals that Wil's mother is pregnant and also shows climactic moments from late in the movie, including Vivian walking away from Wil in the airport and Wil interrupting her mother's wedding.


%% * AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Wil, at the end, although Vivian is too far away to hear her.]]

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%% * AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Wil shouts her declaration after [[spoiler: Wil, at the end, although Vivian is has walked away to board her flight to Paris, but she's too far away to hear her.]]



%% * BlackBestFriend: Jay, the next door neighbor, though he's not a particularly important character.



%% * {{Gayngst}}: A little bit of it; goes hand in hand with the fact of Wil's traditional family.

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%% * {{Gayngst}}: A little bit Wil knows that her traditionalist family won't approve of it; goes hand in hand her sexuality (and [[spoiler: her mother stops talking to her for a time after she comes out]]). That leads to her keep her relationship with Vivian a secret, damaging it in the fact of Wil's traditional family.process.



%% * RaceForYourLove: [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]], turns out that grand gestures of love does not solve underlying problems.

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%% * RaceForYourLove: Wil runs through the airport after Vivian. [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]], turns out that grand gestures of love does not solve underlying problems.Deconstructed]] when the gesture is rejected.



%% * SmokingHotSex: Vivian, though Wil does smoke on her roof. [[FridgeLogic Despite being a surgeon]].

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%% * SmokingHotSex: Vivian, though Wil does smoke on her roof. [[FridgeLogic Despite being a surgeon]]. Vivian smokes in bed after hooking up with Wil.


%% * {{Ballet}}: Vivian has been pushed by her [[StageMom dad]] though she prefers modern dancing.

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%% * {{Ballet}}: Vivian has been is a professional ballet dancer. She prefers modern dance, but is pushed by her [[StageMom dad]] though she prefers modern dancing. father]] to advance in her ballet career.



%% * ComingOutStory: Wil's. Vivian is already out. Its a little more complicated since her mom did catch her with another woman a few years ago but refuses to acknowledge or talk about it.

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%% * ComingOutStory: Wil's. Vivian is Wil comes out to her mother. While her mom already out. Its a little more complicated since her mom did catch [[ParentsWalkInAtTheWorstTime caught her with another woman woman]] a few years ago but refuses to acknowledge ago, they never acknowledged or talk about discussed it.



%% * GossipyHens: Pretty much Wil's entire immediate and extended family - women and men alike.

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%% * GossipyHens: Pretty much Everyone in Flushing (men and women) is seen talking about [[NoodleIncident various scandals]] and potential marriages at the beginning of the film, and about Wil's entire immediate and extended family - women and men alike.mother throughout.



%%* LawOfInverseFertility

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%%* LawOfInverseFertility* LawOfInverseFertility: Wil's mother is 48 [[spoiler: and hiding a SecretRelationship]], so [[RuleOfDrama of course]] she has a surprise pregnancy. (Before her family finds out, they even speculate that she's menopausal.)



%% * LipstickLesbian: Both girls though Wil tends not to dress quite as feminine, a fact that her mother brings up [[RunningGag a lot]]
%% * LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Wil's mom's dating montage.

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%% * LipstickLesbian: Both girls though Wil tends not to dress quite as feminine, a fact that her mother brings up [[RunningGag a lot]]
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have long hair, and Vivian wears feminine clothes and makeup.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: There's a montage of all of Wil's mom's dating montage.mother's failed first dates.



%% * RunawayBride: [[spoiler: Wil's mom, at the very end, sprints out of her wedding to Cho after Little Yu makes a public confession.]]
%% * SecretRelationship: Wil and Vivian, though that's only to Wil's family. Vivian's seems to be more understanding. [[spoiler: Wil's mom and Little Yu before the events of the film]].

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%% * RunawayBride: [[spoiler: Wil's mom, at the very end, mom sprints out of her wedding to Cho after Wil interrupts the wedding and Little Yu makes a public confession.[[TheReveal confesses to being the father of her child]].]]
%% * SecretRelationship: Wil hides her relationship with Vivian from her family and Vivian, though that's only refuses to engage in PDA. Wil's family. Vivian's seems mother refuses to be more understanding. [[spoiler: Wil's mom and Little Yu before reveal the events father of the film]].her child.


* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Wil, at the end, although Vivian is too far away to hear her.]]

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%% * AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Wil, at the end, although Vivian is too far away to hear her.]]



* {{Ballet}}: Vivian has been pushed by her [[StageMom dad]] though she prefers modern dancing.
* BlackBestFriend: Jay, the next door neighbor, though he's not a particularly important character.
* ComingOutStory: Wil's. Vivian is already out. Its a little more complicated since her mom did catch her with another woman a few years ago but refuses to acknowledge or talk about it.

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%% * {{Ballet}}: Vivian has been pushed by her [[StageMom dad]] though she prefers modern dancing.
%% * BlackBestFriend: Jay, the next door neighbor, though he's not a particularly important character.
%% * ComingOutStory: Wil's. Vivian is already out. Its a little more complicated since her mom did catch her with another woman a few years ago but refuses to acknowledge or talk about it.



* {{Gayngst}}: A little bit of it; goes hand in hand with the fact of Wil's traditional family.
* GossipyHens: Pretty much Wil's entire immediate and extended family - women and men alike.
* HappyEnding/LastMinuteHookup: Although it's sort of tacked on, [[spoiler: three months after their breakup Wil and Vivian get back together]].

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%% * {{Gayngst}}: A little bit of it; goes hand in hand with the fact of Wil's traditional family.
%% * GossipyHens: Pretty much Wil's entire immediate and extended family - women and men alike.
* HappyEnding/LastMinuteHookup: HappyEnding: Although it's sort of tacked on, [[spoiler: three months after their breakup Wil and Vivian get back together]].
* LastMinuteHookup:
Although it's sort of tacked on, [[spoiler: three months after their breakup Wil and Vivian get back together]].



* LesbianRomance: The primary plot has to do with family drama, [[GenerationGap changing attitudes]] in the Chinese community of Flushing, and coping with family pressures with regard to one's ForbiddenRomance. One of the stories deals with Wil trying to conceal her relationship from her mother ... while her mother is living with her.

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* LesbianRomance: The primary plot has to do with family drama, [[GenerationGap changing attitudes]] attitudes in the Chinese community of Flushing, and coping with family pressures with regard to one's ForbiddenRomance. One of the stories deals with Wil trying to conceal her relationship from her mother ... while her mother is living with her.



* LipstickLesbian: Both girls though Wil tends not to dress quite as feminine, a fact that her mother brings up [[RunningGag a lot]]
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Wil's mom's dating montage.

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%% * LipstickLesbian: Both girls though Wil tends not to dress quite as feminine, a fact that her mother brings up [[RunningGag a lot]]
%% * LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Wil's mom's dating montage.



* RaceForYourLove: [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]], turns out that grand gestures of love does not solve underlying problems.

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%% * RaceForYourLove: [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]], turns out that grand gestures of love does not solve underlying problems.



* RunawayBride: [[spoiler: Wil's mom, at the very end, sprints out of her wedding to Cho after Little Yu makes a public confession.]]
* SecretRelationship: Wil and Vivian, though that's only to Wil's family. Vivian's seems to be more understanding. [[spoiler: Wil's mom and Little Yu before the events of the film]].
* SmokingHotSex: Vivian, though Wil does smoke on her roof. [[FridgeLogic Despite being a surgeon]].

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%% * RunawayBride: [[spoiler: Wil's mom, at the very end, sprints out of her wedding to Cho after Little Yu makes a public confession.]]
%% * SecretRelationship: Wil and Vivian, though that's only to Wil's family. Vivian's seems to be more understanding. [[spoiler: Wil's mom and Little Yu before the events of the film]].
%% * SmokingHotSex: Vivian, though Wil does smoke on her roof. [[FridgeLogic Despite being a surgeon]].


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%%* BlackBestFriend: Jay.
* ComingOutStory: Wil's. Vivian is already out. Its a little more complicated since her mom did catch her with another women a few years ago but refuses to acknowledge or talk about it.

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%%* * BlackBestFriend: Jay.
Jay, the next door neighbor, though he's not a particularly important character.
* ComingOutStory: Wil's. Vivian is already out. Its a little more complicated since her mom did catch her with another women woman a few years ago but refuses to acknowledge or talk about it.



%%* HappyEnding
%%* LastMinuteHookup

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%%* HappyEnding
%%* LastMinuteHookup
* HappyEnding/LastMinuteHookup: Although it's sort of tacked on, [[spoiler: three months after their breakup Wil and Vivian get back together]].



%%* LesbianRomance: Mixed with [[TheGenerationGap family drama ]]
%%* LikesOlderWomen: [[spoiler: Little Yu.]]

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%%* * LesbianRomance: Mixed The primary plot has to do with [[TheGenerationGap family drama ]]
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drama, [[GenerationGap changing attitudes]] in the Chinese community of Flushing, and coping with family pressures with regard to one's ForbiddenRomance. One of the stories deals with Wil trying to conceal her relationship from her mother ... while her mother is living with her.
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LikesOlderWomen: [[spoiler: Little Yu.Yu has a thing for much older women -- though to be fair, we're discussing [[StacysMom Joan Chen]].]]



%%* MayDecemberRomance: Though not the way you think.

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%%* * MayDecemberRomance: Though not the way you think. [[spoiler: Even Wil assumes immediately that her mother's boyfriend is Old Yu. It's not. It's Little Yu.]]



%%* RomanticComedy
%%* RunawayBride: [[spoiler: Wil's mom, at the very end]]

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%%* RomanticComedy
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* RunawayBride: [[spoiler: Wil's mom, at the very end]]end, sprints out of her wedding to Cho after Little Yu makes a public confession.]]


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* BlackBestFriend: Jay.

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* %%* BlackBestFriend: Jay.



* HappyEnding
* LastMinuteHookup
* LawOfInverseFertility
* LesbianRomance: Mixed with [[TheGenerationGap family drama ]]
* LikesOlderWomen: [[spoiler: Little Yu.]]

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* %%* HappyEnding
* %%* LastMinuteHookup
* %%* LawOfInverseFertility
* %%* LesbianRomance: Mixed with [[TheGenerationGap family drama ]]
* %%* LikesOlderWomen: [[spoiler: Little Yu.]]



* MayDecemberRomance: Though not the way you think.
* PrecisionFStrike

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* %%* MayDecemberRomance: Though not the way you think.
* %%* PrecisionFStrike



* RomanticComedy
* RunawayBride: [[spoiler: Wil's mom, at the very end]]

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* %%* RomanticComedy
* %%* RunawayBride: [[spoiler: Wil's mom, at the very end]]


* ActorAllusion: When Wil's mom browses Chinese films, the first video she comes across is TheLastEmperor.

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* ActorAllusion: When Wil's mom browses Chinese films, the first video she comes across is TheLastEmperor.''Film/TheLastEmperor''.


''Saving Face'' revolves around the 29 year old Chinese-American surgeon Wilhelmina. Wil's life is shaken up when her mother (Creator/JoanChen) moves in with her and it is also revealed that Wil's mother is pregnant by an unknown father. Wil also gets a new love in her life with another Chinese-American girl Vivian. To complicate things, Wil is trying to keep the [[SecretRelationship relationship secret]]. The question is how can Wil handle and balance these new factors in her life? [[spoiler:The answer is, not at all. She screws up everything, especially her own relationship with Vivian.]]

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''Saving Face'' revolves around the 29 year old Chinese-American surgeon Wilhelmina. Wil's life is shaken up when her mother (Creator/JoanChen) moves in with her and it is also revealed that Wil's mother is pregnant by an unknown father. Wil also gets a new love in her life with another Chinese-American girl Vivian. To complicate things, Wil is trying to keep the [[SecretRelationship relationship secret]]. The question is how can Wil handle and balance these new factors in her life? [[spoiler:The answer is, not at all. She screws up everything, especially her own relationship with Vivian.]]
life?


* Ballet: Vivian has been pushed by her [[StageMom dad]] though she prefers modern dancing.

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* Ballet: {{Ballet}}: Vivian has been pushed by her [[StageMom dad]] though she prefers modern dancing.


* DoggedNiceGuy: Cho has pined for Wil's mom for 15 years. He's willing to accept the baby as his own, no questions asked. But her heart belongs to another.



* MayDecemberRomance

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* MayDecemberRomanceMayDecemberRomance: Though not the way you think.



* SmokingHotSex: Vivian, though Wil does smoke on her roof. Despite being a doctor.

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* SmokingHotSex: Vivian, though Wil does smoke on her roof. [[FridgeLogic Despite being a doctor.surgeon]].

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* Ballet: Vivian has been pushed by her [[StageMom dad]] though she prefers modern dancing.


* LesbianRomance: Both girls though Wil tends not to dress quite as feminine, a fact that her mother brings up [[RunningGag a lot]]

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* LesbianRomance: Both girls though Wil tends not to dress quite as feminine, a fact that her mother brings up [[RunningGag a lot]]Mixed with [[TheGenerationGap family drama ]]



* LipstickLesbian

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* LipstickLesbianLipstickLesbian: Both girls though Wil tends not to dress quite as feminine, a fact that her mother brings up [[RunningGag a lot]]

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