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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Wong
Samantha Wong
Julie Wong
May-Li Wong
Katie Wong
Mia Scarlett
Stephen Rowe ...
Dr. Levy
Mao Zhao ...
Master Shen
Reception Nurse
Dance Instructor


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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Rossif Sutherland wrote and performed three original songs for the movie ("Yesterday", "I (Love) You" and "If Only"). Mia Riverton wrote and performed one ("I Know"). See more »


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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Enthusiastic packed informal screening
21 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this film tonight with a packed house at Pt. Washington library. One of the actresses and the assistant director were there to answer questions after the movie. People kept coming into the theater room after the movie had been running for a half-hour or more, and the room was filled with not just the usual in-town audience but many friends of the film who had traveled 20 or 30 miles to be able to see the film screened.

I think every father has problems adjusting to how their daughter(s) lives change as they grow up. My own father's favorite picture of me was taken in my freshman year of high school when I still wore glasses(!) and hadn't yet changed into the young woman that disagreed with many of his plans for her.

I was very pleased by the character development of the sisters and the father, they found ways to make changes in their lives even when the changes were difficult.

I liked the film very much, and most of the audience did too! Congratulations to Georgia Lee and the cast and crew for this great family film!

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