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Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity (2002)

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Twelve-year-old Mindy Ho inexpertly tries Taoist magic to fix her single mother's financial situation and seemingly hopeless romantic prospects.

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Kin Ho Lum
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Mindy Lum
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Bing Lai
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Shuck Wong
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Alvin Ng
Donald Fong ...
Nelson Zong
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Ada Lai
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Tam
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Hun Ping Wong
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Lee-Tai-Tai / Yeu Wong
Kevin Yee ...
Raymond
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Peter Lai
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Ernie the Manager (as Benjamin Ratner)
So Yee Shum ...
Lee-Tai-Tai's Customer
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Cute Delivery Guy
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Mindy Ho, an eccentric, strong-minded 12-year-old, stages Taoist magical experiments to save her harried single mother from financial and romantic ruin. Her misdirected charms appear to cause an aging security guard to lose his job and a local butcher to win the lottery, ultimately forcing each man to face his worst fears. Whether it's through Mindy's spells, her monumental sense of purpose--or it's that life's mysterious logic is at work--her mother's drab existence is enlivened. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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January 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hosszú élet, öröm és bőség  »

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Sometimes When We Touch
Written by Dan Hill and Barry Mann
Published by Welbeck Music / Mann & Weil Songs / Sony / ATV Music Publishing / McCauley Music Ltd.
Performed by Brent Belke, 'Donald Fong' & Russell Yuen
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A thoroughly charming film
13 September 2002 | by (Toronto, ON) – See all my reviews

This is a completely charming movie about a little girl's attempts to use traditional Chinese magic to improve her mother's life. Valerie Tian completely steals the show in the role of the little girl. Sandra Oh and Chang Tseng also give good performances, as you would expect.


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