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Now You See It, Now You Don't (1992)

Wo ai niu wen chai (original title)
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 »

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Ng Shan-shui (as Chow Yun Fat)
Carol 'Do Do' Cheng ...
Firefly
Teresa Mo ...
Dotty
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Susan Chong
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Dunno
Fai-Hung Chan ...
Mr. Lam
Lowell Lo ...
Piano Player
Sin Hung Tam ...
Shui's Mother
Dennis Chan ...
Man Wearing Hat
Irene Wan ...
Canoe Girl
Paul Fonoroff ...
Surveyor
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Waiter
Fruit Chan ...
Policeman
Kwok-Kin Ng ...
Policeman
Hang-Sang Poon ...
No Teeth
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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 work in downtown Hong Kong and many culture clashes between the peasants and urban life are highlighted. Written by Victor R. Volkman <sysop@hal9k.com>

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Not a bad romantic comedy from Hong Kong.
28 February 2016 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

This is not a bad romantic comedy from Hong Kong, which brought some laughs and chuckles. Chow Yun Fat stars as village headman Ng Shan-Shui, who has a clash with his girlfriend Firefly (Carol 'Do Do' Cheng). She had just returned from England, so her new independent and modern ways made a culture clash with the more rural and traditional thinking Shui. It's funny listening to the countryside Chinese dialect and the sometimes screwball conversations. The plot gets a little more intriguing when Firefly runs off to work in downtown Hong Kong, which results in more culture clashes when Shui follows suit.

There's a nice co-starring role by Teresa Mo, Firefly's confidant. Carina Lau makes a special appearance as Shui's new girlfriend Susan Chong, which I thought gave a rather sappy and annoying performance. Glad that Shui had better chemistry with Firefly. Their performances were the highlight of the movie and made quite a nice romantic duo. This film could have used more humorous moments, but overall, it wasn't a bad movie. The ending was pretty exciting as well.

Grade B-


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