A father's ex-girlfriend resurfaces after a 10-year absence wanting to take her son away from him. With his world shattered, he must decide between what is best for his son and his own future happiness.
This is a screwball-comedy in Hong Kong style. Chow Yun Fat plays the spoiled village hetman of a tiny village in Hong Kong. The plot revolves around his love interest who has run off to ... See full summary »
Carol 'Do Do' Cheng,
Ching is a prisoner in a Honk Kong jail that has a large population of Mainland Chinese prisoners. Ching escapes to see his young son, who he has been put in an orphanage. He surrenders ... See full summary »
Without having met, a famous orchestra conductor and a beautiful woman seem destined to be together. They see one another's faces in their dreams, reflected in mirrors, and in crowded streets before finally meeting in person.
Too silly to be considered great, but it's very endearing.
Maybe I'm just biased towards nostalgia but most of the time, the classic Hong Kong comedies of my youth can do no wrong.
The Greatest Lover stars two of HK's best - Chow Yun Fatt and Anita Mui
and features Sandra Ng and Eric Tsang as well. It's a delightful
comedy about three illegal immigrants from China, one of whom (Chow) gets roped into a gentleman-training course - taught by Mui - in order to take revenge on some bitchy beauties who jilted a nasty fellow. Kinda like a gender-reversed My Fair Lady.
Chow and Mui alternate between slapstick and more highbrow humor effortlessly, like the true masters they are, and the rest of the supporting cast - there are more famous faces I haven't named - are up to the task as well. The movie is really too silly to be considered great, but it's very endearing if you open up to it.
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