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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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Mina Shum
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Oh ... Kin Ho Lum
Valerie Tian ... Mindy Lum
Ric Young ... Bing Lai
Tseng Chang ... Shuck Wong
Russell Yuen ... Alvin Ng
Donald Fong Donald Fong ... Nelson Zong
Christina Ma ... Ada Lai
Alannah Ong ... Tam
Tsai Chin ... Hun Ping Wong
Colin Foo ... Lee-Tai-Tai / Yeu Wong
Kevin Yee Kevin Yee ... Raymond
Kameron Louangxay ... Peter Lai
Benjamin Ratner ... Ernie the Manager
So Yee Shum So Yee Shum ... Lee-Tai-Tai's Customer
Rick Tae ... 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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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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Sweet, but slight
28 April 2005 | by zwirnmSee all my reviews

A sweet but slight portrait of Chinese-Canadian community outside Vancouver, Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity benefits from two wonderful leads — Sandra Oh and Valerie Tian – but comes out a bit short everywhere else. Oh (who is really Korean-Canadian, but who's counting) plays the harried single mother of Mindy (Tian), an adorably geeky twelve year-old. Mindy is desperate to fix her mom up with an eligible bachelor (Russell Yuen) who works with her at a Chinese restaurant, and turns to Chinese traditional medicine and Taoist magic. In the meantime, other members of the community struggle with family strife, economic hardship, and conflicting values. Only the romantic mother-daughter story, and a story about a son who turns to religion rather than working in the family butcher shop, are really interesting. The rest is kind of a muddle — interesting in its way, but failing to contribute to the plot.

Because of Sandra Oh's recent high-profile appearances in Sideways and Grey's Anatomy this might get improved distribution on DVD. I got it through the filmmovement.com series.


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Country:

Canada

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English | Cantonese

Release Date:

January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hosszú élet, öröm és bőség See more »

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