Wait 'til You're Older

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Wait 'til You're Older
Wait 'til You're Older.jpg
Traditional 童夢奇緣
Simplified 童梦奇缘
Mandarin Tóng Mèng Qí Yuán
Cantonese Tung4 Mung6 Kei4 Jyun4
Directed by Teddy Chan
Produced by Teddy Chan
Cheung Chi-kwong
Written by Cheung Chi-kwong
Susan Chan
Starring Andy Lau
Karen Mok
Felix Wong
Cherrie Ying
Gordon Lam
Music by Peter Kam
Cinematography Anthony Pun
Edited by Kwong Chi-leung
Distributed by Media Asia Distribution
Release date
  • 29 September 2005 (2005-09-29) (Hong Kong)
Running time
89 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office US$2,577,734 (Hong Kong)[1]

Wait 'til You're Older (traditional Chinese: 童夢奇緣; simplified Chinese: 童梦奇缘) is a 2005 Hong Kong fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Teddy Chan and starring Andy Lau.


Chan Chi-kwong (Howard Sit) is a young boy who lives with his father (Felix Wong) and stepmother (Karen Mok). He blames his stepmother for the suicide of his mother 3 years earlier and continually runs away from home. One day, while walking to school, he meets an eccentric old man (Feng Xiaogang) in the park who accidentally pours a magic potion he has created down a drain. The next day, a huge tree has grown from a seedling in the drain. Kwong goes to the man's house and steals the potion, falling and breaking it as he tries to run away. Some of the potion enters a cut in his hand, and the next day he wakes up to find he has grown to the age of 20 overnight. Kwong (Andy Lau) is thrilled that he has become an adult and is able to finally run away from home without being recognized. As he gets older each day, he learns more about being an adult and about the situations of those around him.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations
Ceremony Category Recipient Outcome
25th Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Andy Lau Nominated
Best Actress Karen Mok Nominated
Best Screenplay Cheung Chi-kwong, Susan Chan Nominated
Best Original Film Song Song: Won't Dare to Next Time (下次不敢)

Composer: Peter Kam
Lyricist/Singer: Andy Lau

11th Golden Bauhinia Awards Best Actor Andy Lau Nominated
Best Screenplay Cheung Chi-kwong, Susan Chan Nominated
Most Popular Actor Andy Lau Won
Top Ten Chinese-language films Wait 'til You're Older Won
12th Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Karen Mok Nominated

See also[edit]

  • Big, a 1988 fantasy-comedy film about a boy who makes a wish "to be big".


  1. ^ "Box office by Country: Wait 'Til Your Older Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-06-04

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