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Red Doors (2005)

R | | Drama | 8 September 2006 (USA)
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The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.

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Ed Wong
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Samantha Wong
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Julie Wong
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May-Li Wong
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Katie Wong
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Mia Scarlett
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Mark
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Alex
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Simon
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Dr. Levy
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Grace
Mao Zhao ...
Master Shen
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Reception Nurse
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Dance Instructor
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Trent
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Red Doors tells the story of the Wongs, a bizarrely dysfunctional Chinese-American family living in the New York suburbs. Ed Wong has just retired and plots to escape his mundane life. However, the tumultuous, madcap lives of his three rebellious daughters change his plans. The eldest daughter, Samantha, is an ambitious businesswoman in Manhattan who suddenly gets cold feet about her upcoming marriage when she runs into an old high school flame. Julie, the shy middle sister, finds her life as a studious medical student turned upside down when she falls for a movie starlet visiting the hospital. Katie, the youngest sister, is a disaffected high school senior who engages in a continually escalating and dangerous prank war with her longtime neighbor and nemesis, Simon. Ultimately, Ed's disappearance compels each daughter to examine her own understanding of the role and connection she has to the family. At the same time, the Wongs learn to live their own lives outside the invisible fences... Written by Blanc de Chine

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Red doors bring good luck. The Wongs need all they can get.

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Mi lett a kislányaimmal?  »

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The director's dog, Edison, was originally cast in the film. However, he was too unruly (biting and barking at the crew) and had to be replaced by the neighbors' dog, a well-behaved Shih Tzu named Lucky. See more »

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Julie Wong: I'm so sorry.
Mia Scarlett: It's fine.
Julie Wong: You know what I'll get you a new one.
Mia Scarlett: It's fine, it's fine, it's fine.
[as she leans in for a kiss]
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So disappointingly mundane
29 August 2007 | by (boston mass. usa) – See all my reviews

after first seeing the interview with the director and cast etc., i was hopeful that this would be a good film. NOT..... It is just so lame. Characters are not well developed, plot developments are soooo predictable. not one of the three sisters or their parents- become real people for the viewer. I think the screenwriter just tried to cram too many story lines in and could not decide where to focus. The father's story had promise.His scenes provide some entertaining and fun quirkiness; but he was left half formed, as was everyone else. I really cannot imagine WHAT the director et al. thought they were bringing new to the world . Maybe this was their run-through and their next films will be worth watching.For a much more interesting, entertaining film about Chinese American women/family, see the very worthwhile Saving Face.


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