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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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Members of Vancouver's Chinese community struggle with life's difficulties and uncertainties
9 February 2003 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is quite charming and humourous. The Chinese Canadian characters are incredibly superstitious to the point of being a bit over the top. I wonder if they are like that in real life, or whether it wasn't deliberately exagerrated. I live with many Chinese, but feel I don't understand them.

There was a family in the film that spanned three generations. The father was anticipating a visit from the grandfather and was pushing his own son to be up to snuff. The son rebels by becoming a Bhuddhist monk and the grandfather writes that he disowned the son 20 years ago. However it wasn't clear to me why there was a split between first and second generations in the first place.

If you are interested in cross-cultural issues, this is a good movie to go to.


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