It's been so long since there's been a live-action family adventure film that Kelly Hu is now playing the parents of teenagers. But Netflix is here to play on your nostalgia with Finding Ohana.
Newcomer Kea Peahu plays Pili, a 12-year-old not looking forward to spending the summer in O'ahu with her grandfather (Branscombe Richmond) and older brother Ioane (Alex Aiono). That's one of those things only a kid wouldn't appreciate. But that changes when she finds a treasure map and makes a new friend named Casper (Owen Vaccaro). And of course, the gold that's supposedly at the end is the exact amount needed to save her grandfather from eviction. Teaming up with Casper, Ioane and Ioane's crush Hana (Lindsay Watson), their Goonies-esque adventure begins.
Whether the film is hokey family fun or legit entertaining, this is an example of Netflix using their money well. Filming on location and utilizing a cast of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, this could be one of the most widely viewed films with a predominantly Asian cast.
Finding Ohana is streaming exclusively on Netflix.