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Wait 'Til You're Older (2005)

Tung mung kei yuen (original title)
A troubled boy who seeks escape becomes a man through a miraculous growth formula but encounters a new troubles when the formula won't quit.

Director:

Teddy Chan

Writers:

Susan Chan (as Suk-Yin Chan), Chi Kwong Cheung
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau ... Kwong
Karen Mok ... Tsui Man
Felix Wong ... Chan Man
Cherrie Ying ... Miss Lee (as Cherrie In)
Ka Tung Lam ... Vice Principal (as Lam Ka Tung)
Howard Sit Howard Sit ... Kwong - Kid
Pui-Ho Chim Pui-Ho Chim ... Bear
Jacky Wong Jacky Wong ... Billy
Xiaogang Feng ... The Drifter
Bingbing Li ... Kwong's Mum (as Li Bingbing)
Chapman To ... Policeman
Kristal Tin ... Policewoman
Nicola Cheung ... Miss Wong
Kwok-Ho So Kwok-Ho So ... Basketball Team Captain
Tsz Chun Wong Tsz Chun Wong ... Basketball Team Member
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Storyline

Kwong is a young boy coping with a difficult family life. His mother committed suicide when she discovered that her husband, Chan, was having an affair. Since her death, Chan has married his mistress, Tsui, whom Kwong understandably hates. He wishes that he could become an adult so he wouldn't have to do what she says anymore - and, as luck would have it, Kwong has a run-in with a strange drifter in the park who has developed a magical growth formula. Kwong steals it, which soon causes him to begin aging very rapidly. Now as an adult, Kwong can do anything he wants - like stay out late, get drunk or even flirt with his sexy teacher, Miss Lee - but he doesn't stop growing, and within a couple of days Kwong is to become an old man. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Hong Kong]

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

29 September 2005 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Tung mung kei yun See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,587,093
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Miss Lee: Why don't you greet your teacher? You've been absent for days.
Kwong - Kid: I was sick.
Miss Lee: Lucky you. You get ill whenever you like.
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Soundtracks

Xia Ci Bu Gan
Performed by Andy Lau
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Another intelligent allegory from Andy Lau
12 July 2009 | by gabridlSee all my reviews

I was expecting this to be a lightweight comedy but was pleasantly surprised by the subtext of this movie, which used the themes of maturation and family to address larger issues of Hong Kong's modernization and its relationship with Mainland China and the West.

In this respect, "Wait Till You're Older" resembles "Infernal Affairs," another film that uses a standard narrative to hint at larger issues. It is not quite at the same level of sophistication in either plot or metaphor, but it is a much deeper movie than one might be led to believe.

I don't think that I have to spell out the two sets of relationships here. They become quite obvious to the viewer with a little reflection.


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