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      My Mother Is a Belly Dancer

      2006 1h 44m Drama List
      Reviews 78% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Women (Amy Chum, Sydney, Kristal Tin) take lessons in belly dancing to escape from their dreary lives. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I got a lot more than what I was expecting from this film. It's more than just a group of bored housewives being liberated by a belly dancing class. In fact, their belly dancing instructor had little to do with their self discovery. It seemed simply coincidental that the belly dancing class was a catalyst for events in the movie. The film follows the women as they support each other in their escape to the dance class while trying to find happiness in the confines of their varying familial obstacles. The setting for the film is the Choi Hung housing estate, a massive 11 block structure with 7,400 apartments holding nearly 200,000 residents. It's an amazing backdrop for the intertwining stories of these women. The film does a wonderful job at capturing the emotional struggles of these women without providing easy solutions. It feels very real. There is no big dance finale or happy ending. Just optimism as these women learn to cope with lives and find acceptance from those around them. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I believe be a mother is always not easy,but be a housewife is far more harder than a working woman!!!I guess this is the very true and real side of housewives' lives! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member So you think you can...belly dance? Director Lee Kung-Lok makes dancing magic with the camera aimed at Krystal Tin, (Look for a star) Amy Chum, (Night and Fog) Lei Sue, (Dragon Strike) Monie Tung, (Look for a star) Pasha Umer Hood, Gordon Lam (IP Man) Ken Tong (Brothers) Cheung Wing-Hong (Brothers) Lam Chi-Chung (Shaolin Soccer) and the people's Idol, Andy Lau (Look for a star) in an all out theatrical real with some happening dance schooling travesty. Synopsis: Yui-Lei a.k.a. Mrs. Wong (Krystal) struggles with everyday life having to raise four kids lacking work from both her husband Mr. Wong and herself. Only she finds that she isn't the only one struggling with living issues and finds somewhat contentment with her friends whom all take up some belly dance training to help heal their emotional wounds. However, their significant others do not approve of the new community boogie trend and attempt to put a stop to the one thing that helps them get threw the day. Some might think by the title itself that this could be something like "My Sassy Girl" or "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", but in any case, it carries a more serious tone with dramatic story slums and moving scenes with no room for a laughing matter. But aside from the gloominess, the belly dancing moments share an inquisitive reflect upon the enduring efforts the characters relinquish and Lee Kung-Lok delivers that feeling almost every time belly dancing is displayed in the film. By the time the movie is over, not only will you have learned a valuable lesson, but you'll almost want to go out and start belly dancing yourself. The cast did an excellent job portraying their characters to the best of their intentions and works just right with the original music by Goon Chung Wong (great belly dancing music by the way) who mixed up some good tracks. Not so much as having humor, but it's more about everyday living in a not so moneyed community dealing with marital issues, young love and intended infidelity. So if you're still interested, you won't be disappointed for even in a movie like this, one can learn how to belly dance even if you don't want to. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member I'd give it a 4 star if there was an actual bellydance performance in there. Great storyline. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Lee Kung Lok, who should have been severely punished for making All about Love, redeems himself in a major way with this movie, a serious attempt at describing the lives of ordinary HK housewives. And there's some great bellydancing for you in there as well. Props to Andy Lau for making the Firstcuts-series happen. Maybe he should stick to producing? Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Sad movie, but still moved me to get up and dance along! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Women (Amy Chum, Sydney, Kristal Tin) take lessons in belly dancing to escape from their dreary lives.
      Andy Lau
      Erica Lee
      Original Language
      1h 44m