Hsiang, a comedian, suddenly gets a call from her daughter Ling who she has not seen for the past ten years. Ling is now 18 and unexpectedly pregnant. She comes to Taipei to ask her father for shelter. But Ling has no idea that Hsiang is now a she, while Hsiang is still transitioning and living with her boyfriend. Fearing that Ling finds out, Hsiang wants her boyfriend to pretend to be her, while she will play the girlfriend role. How will Hsiang get along with Ling? Should she come out to Ling as her mother? Edit Translation
Where to Watch 5 Lessons in Happiness: She is my Father
Good Start, But It Feels Incomplete.As there are no current reviews about this, I decided to give it a go.
I rated this an overall 8 out of 10 stars. It was GOOD but nothing to rave on about. I do enjoy the plot line and the premise of the episode: A woman who is deciding to live her life as she sees fit, struggles as her daughter- whom she hasn't seen in over 10 years, comes to seek help from her father after becoming pregnant. It's a lot more lighthearted than I expected- there's comedy, cute moments and somewhat of a heart-to-heart scene. With that being said, I do feel 13 minutes is WAY TOO SHORT to portray any kind of attachment with the characters. We don't really get the opportunity to sympathize with anyone because we don't really know who they are as people; we don't become invested in the story. They tried to cram TOO MUCH in TOO LITTLE TIME. I've seen short films go into depth with just as much time. This, ultimately, left the story feeling incomplete- which is a shame because this story REALLY COULD BE SOOOO MUCH MORE. What a shame.