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Wait 'Til You're Older (2005)
"Tung mung kei yun" (original title)

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A troubled boy who seeks escape becomes a man through a miraculous growth formula but encounters a new troubles when the formula won't quit.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kwong
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Tsui Man
Felix Wong ...
Chan Man
Cherrie Ying ...
Miss Lee (as Cherrie In)
Ka Tung Lam ...
Vice Principal (as Lam Ka Tung)
Howard Sit ...
Kwong - Kid
Pui-Ho Chim ...
Bear
Jacky Wong ...
Billy
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The Drifter
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Kwong's Mum (as Li Bingbing)
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Policeman
Kristal Tin ...
Policewoman
Nicola Cheung ...
Miss Wong
So Kwok Ho ...
Basketball Team Captain
Wong Tsz Chun ...
Basketball Team Member
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Kwong is a young boy coping with a difficult family life. His mother committed suicide when she discovered that her husband, Chan, was having an affair. Since her death, Chan has married his mistress, Tsui, whom Kwong understandably hates. He wishes that he could become an adult so he wouldn't have to do what she says anymore - and, as luck would have it, Kwong has a run-in with a strange drifter in the park who has developed a magical growth formula. Kwong steals it, which soon causes him to begin aging very rapidly. Now as an adult, Kwong can do anything he wants - like stay out late, get drunk or even flirt with his sexy teacher, Miss Lee - but he doesn't stop growing, and within a couple of days Kwong is to become an old man. Written by Anonymous

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Kwong: [finding out the family secret] You should have told your son earlier.
Chan Man: It wouldn't work. He can't understand. He's convinced I abandoned his mom. He doesn't know how much I cherish them both.
Kwong: He'll believe you. He'll mend his ways. And he'll come home soon.
Chan Man: It's not a home anymore. My wife hates me. My son refuses to come back. It's not like a pack of cigarettes that I can easily grasp.
Kwong: Smoke less.
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Another intelligent allegory from Andy Lau
12 July 2009 | by (Planet X) – See all my reviews

I was expecting this to be a lightweight comedy but was pleasantly surprised by the subtext of this movie, which used the themes of maturation and family to address larger issues of Hong Kong's modernization and its relationship with Mainland China and the West.

In this respect, "Wait Till You're Older" resembles "Infernal Affairs," another film that uses a standard narrative to hint at larger issues. It is not quite at the same level of sophistication in either plot or metaphor, but it is a much deeper movie than one might be led to believe.

I don't think that I have to spell out the two sets of relationships here. They become quite obvious to the viewer with a little reflection.


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