The Journey

Synopsis: The Journey is a cross-continental story that explores the idea of culture, not just as tradition but as an expression of love. When Bee (Yew) returns to Malaysia for the first time in a decade - she introduces her conservative father Uncle Chuan (Lee) to her happy-go-lucky British fiancé, Benji (Pfeiffer). With Benji's lack of cultural understanding and comprehension of Chinese traditions, Chuan opposes their marriage. Unexpected circumstances ensue, and Chuan reluctantly submits to their union, on the condition that their wedding adheres to Chinese tradition. Part of that tradition is that Chuan must invite all of his childhood friends personally. So the quintessential odd couple, Benji and Chuan, embark on a cross country adventure to deliver the invitations. Despite language barriers and initial hesitation from both parties, the two men come to realize that their priorities are essentially one and the same.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Keng Guan Chiu
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
103 min


Let's hope the bride

is not pregnant.

Here I come, my dear!

Come on!

Finish the banana then

you can bring the bride.

Come on.

Bite it!


Bite it!

Getting married on a Chinese New

Year's Eve, I've never seen this before.

What's the rush?

Stop asking the obvious question,


Bite it!

Pass it!

Come on, open up!

Ninety eight...

Two more, two more.

Ninety nine...

One more, one more,

one hundred, one hundred!

The last round,

squeeze the milk.

Burst it, burst it,

harder, harder.

Hey! Where are you going?

Come on, squeeze it.

Dong, what is all this nonsense?

Your daughter's wedding

is embarrassing.

It's just like

making a porn movie.

And your

son-in-law's hair... just so inappropriate.

I feel sorry for you

being a host.

Chuan, don't get angry so easily.

It's easy to get a stroke

at our age.

These are typical youngsters.

We are getting old.

Be more open-minded,

don't get angry.

Sweet heart, if you are

truly a highland girl,...

...then you should be used to

these winding roads.

I wasn't born here.

Stand still.

I'm going to puke on you.

No, You're not!

Come here.

Please welcome

the bride and groom.

- Thank you.

- Fetch the bride with the umbrella.

Blessed by sky, blessed by earth, blessed

to be taken care by your new family.

Wish the couple with

blessings and good fortune.

Dong, you love

your daughter so much.

Why didn't you throw a banquet?

These youngsters

have their own thinking.

I'm fine as long as

they are happy with it.

The youngsters nowadays

don't know the ways of the world.

Don't you know too at this age?

Getting married

is a matter of prime.

You should invite

all our old classmates.

She thinks it's too troublesome

to send out invitations.

Anyway, as long as

everyone is happy.

Sending out invitations

is troublesome?

If it's my daughter's wedding,...

...I'll send the invitation

to any places I can reach.

Is it for real, Uncle Chuan?

Yes, and I will honor my word.

If I fail to do so,

I shall be struck by thunder.

I need the toilet really bad!

I have to go. Let's go!


Not that way, this way.

Which way?

This way.

Can you go a little bit faster?

Please, can you just

hurry a little bit?

Ok, nearly there.

Benji you dropped my drawing!

Or I'm gonna shit my pants.



- Hello, Uncle?

- Can u please open the door?


Hello, is there anybody home?

Uncle, please open the door.

He is probably out.

Just hang on for a while.

What you mean he's out?

What are the bloody chances. Shit!

I told you he is out.

Oh yes!

Go go go!


What are you doing?

I've got no time to explain.

No. If he finds out,...

...he's gonna be pissed off.

Well, he is not going

to find out, is he?


Come on. Just work for me.

Ghost! Ghost!

Uncle Chuan,

there's a ghost at your place!

A ghost?

What ghost?

There's someone

prying your door.

You'll be left with nothing

if you don't go back now.

I don't know

what you are driveling about.

Come on!


I'll pry it.


It going to happen.


White man!

Don't move!

White man, don't you move!

Catch him!

Stop him from running away!

Uncle Chuan is here.

Eating too much potatoes

must have made you crazy!

You come back all the way from UK

with a motorbike?

Who wants potatoes?

I didn't buy it.

Bee, you haven't been back

for so long.

I heard that you are back.

Hi, my name is Benji.

Ah Gao.

Uncle, it's early that you pay me.

I don't want to owe money

during Chinese New Year.

Oh no, round 2.

Bee, I know you like the scallops.

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