Go Back to China is as predictable as it is enjoyable—largely, on both counts. Writer-director Emily Ting’s reportedly autobiographical tale centers on Sasha (Anna Akana), whose trust fund allows her to blow $1,500 for a trendy jacket and $2,000 at a club on any given night, despite the fact that her degree in fashion hasn’t led to a job. When her Chinese father Teddy (Richard Ng) cuts her off, Sasha is forced to go back to China to work at his factory. You know where this is going: Initially, Sasha pouts that her life is over. Slowly, her heart and mind are opened to the plight of the “workers” whose annual income is generally less than her one-night club tab. And—wait for it—Sasha learns to love her difficult, tyrannical father and the family she’s been estranged from for years. She even finds an outlet for her design sketches. It’s all formulaic, but within that formula, Ting crafts a story that is genuinely moving. Crucially, she avoids any cheap sentiment. Sasha’s journey is easy to invest in, and in the end, you’ll be rooting for her. Akana makes her someone you’ll empathize with, $1,500 statement jacket and all. Go Back to China also does an impactful job exploring the economically driven cultural differences between worlds. Ting touches on the dire impact of China’s “one child” policy and the reality of factory workers attempting to support overseas families they can only afford to see once a year. Ting’s keen eye for fashion and visual detail makes the movie pop visually—even when you know what’s coming, you can’t wait to see how Go Back to China will illustrate it. Like the champagne Sasha and her LA friends guzzle with abandon, Go Back to China is fun, effervescent, and goes down easy.