Double Happiness
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Family ghosts, generational conflict, and the immigrant experience frame this episodic comedy-drama about a Chinese-born Canadian woman's quest for self-definition, which marked the debut of writer/director Mina Shum. Jade Li (Sandra Oh), an aspiring actress in her early twenties, lives at home with her strict father (Stephen Chang), her dutiful mother (Alannah Ong), and her sweet younger sister, Pearl (Frances You). Their older brother, Winston, has been disowned -- a fate Jade is not eager to share, both for her own sake and to spare her family pain. Therefore, although she manages to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Compelling idea, but slow, boring execution."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"Delightful Canadian film about one young woman's coming-of-age."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"When people say, "Write what you know," they don't mean, "Write about YOU YOU YOU!""
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
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