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Double Happiness

1994 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

DramaRomance

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  • Jini Score
    57%
  • Critics Score
    75%
  • Rating
    7.1/10
  • Box Office
    $ 0 Million
  • Jini Score
    57%
  • Critics Score
    75%
  • Rating
    7.1/10
  • Box Office
    $ 0 Million
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Twenty-two year old Chinese-Canadian Jade Li comes from a traditional Chinese family, who try to put on the perfect public persona at all cost so as to save face. One primary part of this persona is prosperity. Jade's father hopes that true financial prosperity will become reality through penny stocks. Because of its instability, Jade's parents don't understand or widely publicize Jade's aspirations to be an actress. Their main want for Jade is to date and marry a nice Chinese boy, a goal for which Jade's extended family also strives as they are always trying to introduce her to Chinese boys. They believe that *the* boy is Andrew, with whom Jade even agrees to go out. But Jade, beyond wanting to be an actress, wishes her family had western sensibilities. She is attracted to a slightly awkward but persistent Caucasian English graduate student named Mark. Jade has to figure out how to both please her family, who would not approve of her dating a Caucasian, and be true to herself. Written by Huggo Double Happiness is a 1994 English-language Drama Romance motion picture featuring Sandra Oh, Callum Keith Rennie, Stephen Chang, Alannah Ong, Donald Fong, Frances Isles and May Tam. Double Happiness was Produced by Stephen Hegyes and Rose Lam. The film is written and directed by Mina Shum. Fine Line Features acquired the distribution rights for the movie. Double Happiness was released on 28th July 1995 in English and Cantonese languages and takes a screen time of 87 minutes. The film made a box office gross of $0 million. Cinematography was done by Peter Wunstorf and editing by Alison Grace. The music was composed by Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet along with Mina Shum and Harley Mccanley.

Double Happiness Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 5.0/5

100%

Positive Review Rating : 43%

43%
  • Double Happiness is not a deep or brilliant film, but thats not its purpose. ( Read More )

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Awards for Double Happiness
  • Berlin International Film Festival
    1 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Genie Awards
    2 WON
    10 NOMINATIONS
  • Torino International Festival of Young Cinema
    2 WON
    5 NOMINATIONS
  • Toronto International Film Festival
    1 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS