passport to loveAward winning film by director Victor Vu, called Passport to Love or Chuy?n Tình Xa X? , is coming to theaters in the U.S.  The film has won Audience Choice and Best Supporting Actress awards at this year’s Golden Kite Awards (Vietnam’s equivalent to Oscar).  This Friday, October 9, you can view this sensational romantic comedy in Orange County, San Jose, Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta.

Synopsis:  Passport to Love is a romantic comedy set in modern day Saigon, Vietnam and Orange County, USA.  Khang is a charming and handsome playboy; Hieu is his earnest and hardworkign “Bill Gates” wannabe sidekick.  “The Boys” are sent to study abroad in the U.S. and to bring home a coveted American University Degree.  Once in America, Khang’s life spirals into chaos; he falls for a young, single mother who also happens to be the police officer who books him.  Meanwhile, Hieu is trapped between the tempting Viet0American pageant girl, Jennifer and his almost too perfect fiance, Thao, back home.  When Hieu’s mother falls ill, he must return to Vietnam.  A distraught Jennifer follows in secrecy.  As Khang stays back in America and seeks love in a whole different direction, the once self-assured Hieu finds himself riddled with indecision.

This film has one of the sexiest and trendiest trailers I’ve seen in the Vietnamese film industry (If you disagree, please do share your fav).  To be honest, I haven’t seen a lot of Vietnamese or Vietnamese American films in my days.  So I was both surprised and blown away by the cinematography and how interesting the film actually looks.  Can it rival my all time romantic comedy favorite, How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson?  I guess we’ll have to wait and see.  See you at the San Jose AMC this Friday!


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