Quiz Lady movie is all about two wacky sisters – Anne (Awkwafina) and Jenny (Sandra Oh). It is a funny and heartwarming film in relation to the sisterhood bond of two Asian Americans.
Except for their shared family and genetic pool, both of these sisters do not have much in common. But for the sake of their mother and the dog, they team up to win the big money.
Synopsis [official summary] of the Quiz Lady (2023) movie
A brilliant but tightly wound, gameshow-obsessed young woman, Anne (Awkwafina), and her estranged, train wreck of a sister Jenny (Sandra Oh), must work together to help cover their mother’s gambling debts. When Anne’s beloved dog is kidnapped, they set out on a wild, cross-country trek to get the cash the only way they know how: by turning Anne into a bona fide gameshow champion.
Spoiler-free review of the Quiz Lady (2023) movie
We live in difficult and tension-filled times nowadays. So, when we get to silly comedy films like this one. we enjoy the fun. Then it is not about the deep and complex storyline. Instead, it is more about the kind of smiles, chuckles, giggles and laughs generated by its comical scenes. And of course, we enjoyed this silly and hilarious movie.
So, what is the basic storyline?
In this fun-filled movie, a quiz game-show-obsessed woman Anne (Awkwafina) and her estranged sister Jenny (Sandra Oh) work together to help cover their mother’s gambling debts. The on-screen chemistry between these two sisters, played by Awkwafina (Anne) and Sandra Oh (Jenny) is certainly one of the highlights of this film.
A couple of funny video clips and scenes from this film
Besides the crazy banters of the sisters (a clip shared below), we also liked some of the cute little details in this film. For instance, Anne’s “neighbour from hell” Francine’s house number is 666. Experienced comic actor Holland Taylor plays Francine’s character. In the past, we have liked her fun-filled acts in the ‘Two and a Half Men’ series.
1st - Funny scene | "Why Don't You Go On That Show?" Official Clip from this film - YouTube
Furthermore, there are a bunch of ridiculously funny scenes, when the sisters embark on the road trip to Philadelphia city. For those, who are unaware, the original Rocky movie and its sequels are set in Philadelphia. No wonder, when Anne decides to go along with Jenny to Philadelphia, the theme song from Rocky III, Eye of the Tiger, begins to play in the film. As usual, all those references to boxing, the Rocky movies and their links to Philadelphia City come to the fore, much to our delight and amusement.
2nd - one more funny scene | "Get Back In The Trunk" Official Clip from this film - YouTube
No wonder, Jenny says to Anne, “It’s like you’re a boxer or something,” during Anne’s audition for the quiz show. It is another homage to Rocky – the Philadelphia underdog tale.
We liked Awkwafina, Sandra Oh, Will Farrell, etc. and the conclusion
Both the lead actors Awkwafina and Sandra Oh are full of energy in their scenes. In fact, their funny one-liners are ridiculously funny in this comedy film about sisterhood. Not to forget, Will Ferrell (Terry McTeer), Jason Schwartzman (Ron Heacock) and the other members of its good supporting cast. Its ensemble cast has entertained us.
In this film quiz show host Terry McTeer (Will Ferrell) never wears the same bow tie twice. It seems that it is a direct nod to Vanna White who never wears the same dress twice on Wheel of Fortune game show in the USA.
On a sombre note, we have to mention actor Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman), who played Francine’s crush in it. The world lost him this year. Rest in peace, Paul Reuben. In fact, this was Paul’s last acting role before his death in July 2023. Paul plays into a longstanding Hollywood joke about the resemblance between Paul and Scottish Actor Alan Cumming in the movie.
We enjoyed this entertaining movie. Also, we liked that two actors of Asian origin are really killing it with their comical talent. They are hilarious and heartwarming in the entire film.
Rating of this 2023 comedy film about Asian American sisters
|FM’s short comments||Awkwafina (Anne) and Sandra Oh (Jenny) – both the leading actors who play the quirky sisters have good comic sparring scenes in this film. We also liked their great chemistry as typical siblings from Asia. We wish to see more of these two actors together in a few more comedy films in the future.|
Poster of the Quiz Lady (2023) movie:-
Key details of this 2023 comedy film about Asian American sisters
|Original language||English (USA)|
|Duration||1 hour 39 minutes|
|Cast||Awkwafina (Anne Yum), Sandra Oh (Jenny Yum), Will Ferrell (Terry McTeer), Holland Taylor (Francine), Jason Schwartzman (Ron Heacock), Jodi Hou (Young Anne), Shirley Chen (Young Jenny), etc.|
|Networks||20th Century Studios & Hulu|
|Taglines||Two Sisters. One Destiny.|
Trailer of the Quiz Lady (2023) movie
Featured Image and Poster of the Quiz Lady (2023) movie | 20th Century Studios & Hulu.