Front Cover

August 6th, 2016


Front Cover

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Release Year: 2015

Rating: 4.0/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Ray Yeung

Stars: Jake Choi, James Chen, Jennifer Neala Page

Front Cover is about a gay New York City fashion stylist, Ryan, who detests and rejects his Asian upbringing. He is given an assignment to style Ning, a foreign actor, for an important photo shoot. After a rocky start, an unlikely friendship develops between them leading Ryan to examine his identity and make a major decision about an enticing new path for his life and career.

Writers: Ray Yeung, Ray Yeung, Jake Choi, James Chen, Jennifer Neala Page, Jake Choi, James Chen, Jennifer Neala Page, Elizabeth Sung, Sonia Villani, Ming Lee, Li Jun Li, Rachel Lu, Wayne Chang, Kristen Hung, Scott Chan, Brian Knoebel, Ben Baur, Shenell Edmonds, Benjamin Thys, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Jake Choi - Ryan
James Chen - Ning
Jennifer Neala Page - Janet
Elizabeth Sung - Yen Fu
Sonia Villani - Francesca
Ming Lee - Ba
Li Jun Li - Miao
Rachel Lu - Xin
Wayne Chang - Chun
Kristen Hung - Al
Scott Chan - Bao
Brian Knoebel - Dex
Ben Baur - Eddie
Shenell Edmonds - Amy
Benjamin Thys - James

Taglines: Love is Always in Style


Official Website: FRONT COVER Official Site | FrontCoverMovie |

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2015

Filming Locations: Long Island City, New York, USA

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Rating: 9/10

It was such a great pleasure to see a film that struck a personal chord with me at the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival. Being an Asian American gay man myself, I loved that Front Cover touched on accepting one's identity in regards to both ethnic background and sexual orientation. I just don't think there are enough movies out there that touch upon both topics so this was a no-brainer for me to see at the festival. There are so many reasons why this film was amazing.

The acting by the two leads Jake Choi (Ryan) and James Chen (Ning) was top notch. The chemistry between the two was very believable and really contributed to this film being a great love story. In the question and answer portion after the viewing, we discovered that both actors are straight. Both of them were very believable as being gay in the film. Character development is also done really well as we get to know Ryan's background growing up with immigrant parents and his personal struggles later on in the film. James also does an extremely good job playing an actor from China. The accent is very realistic.

I also have to say that both the writing and directing of the film was impeccable. From start to finish, the viewer is taken on a journey the two main characters falling for each other. Not only is there a connection in the romantic sense, but they also get closer when discussing their cultural backgrounds and differences. Ray Yeung did a great job of making sure the movie flowed really well.

There are also light-hearted moments in the film as well as some comedy. We get a glimpse into the fashion world and some of the jokes made by the characters were really funny. If you liked The Devil Wears Prada then I'm sure you'll like this film as well. But for sure, this is one of my favorite films because it touched on a few personal topics that I relate with. I recommend this film to all LGBT, indie-movie lovers such as myself. I cannot wait until this comes out on DVD!


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