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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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Julie Wong
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May-Li Wong
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Katie Wong
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Mia Scarlett
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Mark
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Alex
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Simon
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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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The film was shot in 23 days, 10 of which were at the director's parents' house in Waterford, Connecticut. Other locations included the Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel, New York, Dwight-Englewood School in New Jersey, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London, CT, and various apartments and bars around Manhattan. 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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Great and different movie
12 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is great and has a lot of heart. It focuses on one Asian American family, and of course, each family member has a distinct personality and set of issues. Red Doors is able to touch on these different characters and themes in a substantial and meaningful way. You walk away from the film feeling moved and that it did justice to all the characters and issues they dealt with. Additionally, this movie represents several groups that often do not receive much attention or coverage in Hollywood. For instance, minority groups, specifically Asian Americans are not a prevalent group in film today. Lesbians also do not have many positive representations of them on screen. This movie, however, is able to address both of these groups as well as other issues in a deep and moving way. Everyone should see this movie!


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