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Ever been to Colma? It's that little town right next to San Francisco. No? Well, its claim to fame is that the dead outnumber the living 1500 to 1 (cause of its cemeteries, don't get any crazy ideas). But it's really just like any other sleepy town that rests in the shadow of a huge progressive city - New York's got New Jersey, Philly's got Cherry Hill, San Francisco's got Colma, the list goes on and on. And in these towns, there are kids, and one day, these kids must grow up - or at least start to.
"A giddy, unexpected pleasure: There is more wit, energy and imagination in any one frame of director Richard Wong and writer-composer-star H.P. Mendoza's original screen musical than in an entire decade's worth of lame Hollywood attempts to revivify the genre. Handsomely filmed in vibrant colors and peppy wide-screen compositions, it's the story of three recently graduated high school friends -- two guys (one gay, one straight) and a girl -- contemplating their escapes from the titular San Francisco suburb, pining for somebody to love and, periodically, breaking out into infectious, up-temp pop ballads about everything from small-town anomie to crashing collegiate parties."
-- Scott Foundas, LA WEEKLY
"Most of the best new Asian American films acknowledge the complex realities of globalization, but this irresistible coming-of-age charmer, about a group of teenage friends stuck in the titular Bay Area suburb, speaks to a more modest and universal kind of physical mobility: the all-important escape from a depressing hometow."