The trailer for comedian Jo Koy’s movie Easter Sunday has just come out, and I found it hilarious. He hits on many many things Filipino American and even puts the plot in Daly City! I have seen comments about this movie, similar to some comments made about Turning Red, it is not for a wider audience. While there are many Filipino American actors like Eugene Cordero, Tia Carrere, and Eva Noblezada to name just a few, there are wellknown actors of other ethnicities, such as Tiffany Haddish, Asif Ali, and Jimmy O Yang. Audiences to Jo Koy’s shows are fairly diverse, and as he says in this interview:
You’re going to see a lot of different ethnicities in this movie. We got an Indian guy, we got a Black woman, we got Filipino people. We got an Indian director for God’s sake. And you know what? No one cares. It’s just a movie about a family. And once Hollywood sees that this is the norm, this can be done without always having to be so specific. A mom is a mom, a son is a son, a grandson is a grandson. And we can all relate to it. I want this movie to open other doors for other people, other ethnicities to celebrate their culture.
Easter Sunday was produced by Amblin Partners and Dreamworks and will be distributed by Universal Pictures and Amblin Partners. It opens on August 5, 2022.
(h/t: Angry Asian Man)