Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity

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Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity
Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Mina Shum
Produced by Scott Garvie
Christina Jennings
Raymond Massey
Written by Dennis Foon
Mina Shum
Starring Sandra Oh
Valerie Tian
Music by Andrew Lockington
Cinematography Peter Wunstorf
Edited by Alison Grace
Distributed by Odeon Films (Canada)
Filmmovement (USA DVD)
Release date
  • September 7, 2002 (2002-09-07) (Toronto International Film Festival)
Running time
90 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity is a 2002 Canadian film directed by Mina Shum, starring Sandra Oh.


Twelve-year-old Mindy Ho (Valerie Tian) tries Taoist magic to fix her single mother's (Sandra Oh) financial situation and seemingly hopeless romantic prospects. Mindy's misdirected charms appear to cause an aging security guard to lose his job and a local butcher to win the lottery. The guard, the butcher and her mother's stories all intersect, bound together by Mindy's attempts at magical intervention. Kevin Yee plays Raymond Lee, a young boy who loses his turtle; Mindy tries to help him find the animal by using her magic.


The film was made in Vancouver, British Columbia.

There are lengthy passages of dialogue in Cantonese, but no English subtitles.


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