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Shortcomings (2023)

Opens on August 4

Director: Randall Park Run Time: 92 min. Release Year: 2023

Starring: Ally Maki, Debby Ryan, Justin H. Min, Sherry Cola, Tavi Gevinson

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Official Selection, 2023 Sundance Film Festival

Ben, a struggling filmmaker, lives in Berkeley, California, with his girlfriend, Miko, who works for a local Asian American film festival. When he’s not managing an arthouse movie theater as his day job, Ben spends his time obsessing over unavailable blonde women, watching Criterion Collection DVDs, and eating in diners with his best friend Alice, a queer grad student with a serial dating habit. When Miko moves to New York for an internship, Ben is left to his own devices, and begins to explore what he thinks he might want.

“A fresh-faced, funny directorial debut from the ever-engaging Park”

—Jessica Kiang, Variety

Randall Park directed his first feature from a screenplay by Adrian Tomine, who adapted his own graphic novel about being a young Asian-American male in American society.

About the filmmaker:

Randall Park is an American actor, comedian, and writer who premiered his feature directorial debut Shortcomings (2023) at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Best known as an actor, Park appears in Marvel Studio’s series Wandavision and DC’s feature film Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023). He’s also known for his work on ABC’s groundbreaking sitcom Fresh Off the Boat. Park co-wrote, produced, and starred in the hit Netflix comedy Always Be My Maybe (2019) with Ali Wong. Under a deal at Universal Television, his production company Imminent Collision focuses on comedy-forward stories from Asian American and Pacific Islander perspectives.

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