I really have a feeling this is going to be the one to beat at the Oscars, especially if it does well at the box office. It has the feel of a crowdpleaser that also has the critical momentum. The summer release troubles me, though.
Definitely seeing the Yi Yi comparison ... and maybe even a bit of Kore-eda ... all of which is definitely a good thing. Awkwafina looks incredible here and I can't wait to see what she delivers. I'm a bit skeptical about this year's A24/Sundance stuff on the whole, and this is another one that seems maybe a bit too overly familiar but I could totally see it being something very powerful. The trailer itself has a very poignant memoir-like feel to it.
Oh, come, come be my waitress and serve me tonight