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Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity (2004)

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Director Mina Shum re-teams with the lead actress behind her breakthrough debut film Double Happiness in this magic-realist romantic comedy. Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity stars Sandra Oh as Kin Ho, a lonely single mom living in Vancouver with her impish 12-year-old daughter, Mindy (Valerie Tian). Mindy stumbles across a corner magic store while traipsing through Chinatown one day, and begins to believe that spells and potions are the perfect means for improving her mother's life. Her

May 9, 2006

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With the sure hand of a skilled miniaturist, Mina Shum has crafted a nearly flawless film.

February 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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An awkwardly contrived exercise in magic realism.

February 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity is more often forced than affecting.

April 27, 2003 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
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The cold and dreary weather is a perfect metaphor for the movie itself, which contains few laughs and not much drama.

February 25, 2003 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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The story is smart and entirely charming in intent and execution.

February 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
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The problematic characters and overly convenient plot twists foul up Shum's good intentions.

January 29, 2003 Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY
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Audience Reviews for Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity

I liked this film. In so many Canadian films, the plot seems to be less important than the acting, etc. but this plot is unique. It helps that one of the main characters is Sandra Oh as I've always enjoyed her acting.
December 13, 2011
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I really adored this movie. The kid in this movie was fantastic. If you pay attention, there are alot of really funny things in this movie. It's charming and cute!
October 14, 2010
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