Double Happiness

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Double Happiness ★★★ 1994 (PG-13)

Slice of life comedy-drama finds 20-something Chinese-Canadian Jade Li (Oh) struggling to balance her would-be acting career and new world romance with her family's traditional values. Jade wants to please her old world father (Chang) so she endures his arranged dates and puts on a pleasant demeanor for family friends. But Jade must decide who she wants to be when she gets involved with non-Asian college student Mark (Rennie). Fine performances and assured direction from Shum in her feature film debut. 87m/C VHS, DVD . CA Sandra Oh, Stephen Chang, Alannah Ong, Frances You, Johnny Mah, Callum Keith Rennie; D: Mina Shum; W: Mina Shum; C: Peter Wunstorf. Genie '94: Actress (Oh), Film Editing.