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Red Doors (2005)

R | | Drama | 8 September 2006 (USA)
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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May-Li Wong
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Katie Wong
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Mark
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Alex
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Simon
Stephen Rowe ...
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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Also Known As:

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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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Excellent and Unique
13 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

It was so nice to see a movie that was not the standard crap that so often comes out of Hollywood. This film was very funny and very moving.

Coming from a family with 3 daughters and a father who often was left in a daze by the constant chaos around him, I really felt a connection with this movie.

The cast was awesome and really delivered great performances. The story was credible, entertaining, and filled with humor at just the right times. This is without a doubt a film I would go to see again in a heart beat.

I would definitely recommend it!


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