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Evelyn Lau
Harrison Liu ...
Mr. Lau
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Mrs. Lau (as Shirley Cui)
Cai Red ...
Kevin
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Dr. Hightower
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Joe
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Expo Drunk
Carson ...
Hand Job Man
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Man on Highway
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Management Consultant
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Man on Dock
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Larry
Peter Trower ...
Himself
Jonathan Palis ...
Little John Boy
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Man at Book Launch
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A teenage girl runs away from home and her very strict mother, becomes a prostitute and drug-addict, which she writes a book about.

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24 August 1997 (Croatia)  »

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O Diário de Evelyn Lau  »

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Sandra Oh was picked to play the leading part from over 2,000 performers who auditioned. It was one of her first on-camera roles out of drama school. See more »

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Referenced in Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) See more »

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Written by Lou Reed
Performed by Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground
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as real as it gets
3 December 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When I first read this book, I was entranced by the real language and experience that Evelyn shared. Since I have become a social worker, I have passed numerous copies onto my teenage runaway clients, who all report having truly enjoyed the book as a real life experience. I highly recommend the book and the movie. The movie did an excellent job of putting the story into motion picture. The story shows the viewer/reader that child abuse comes in many forms. The emotional abuse Evelyn suffered from her mother happens all the time and is not always recognized for the real harm that it does. Many of my youth clients often say they would have preferred a smack in the face over the hurtful comments their parents made about them.


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