"Lucky" Coffee Shop is well known for its egg tarts and tea. Waiter Sui, named as Prince Egg Tart, attracts lots of girls but only loves Candy. He and his friends, Nam, and Fok, all have ... See full summary »
Daniel Hiu Tung Chan,
A couple inherit a small farm where they find ten magic pearls that contain the spirits of fairies. When their farm is invaded, they swallow five pearls each and give birth to the fairies reborn as children with supernatural powers.
A bar girl hires a struggling actor to give her acting lessons so that she can feign a greater interest in her customers. The longer they work together, the more they find they have in common, and eventually fall in love with each other.
Ho Kam-An is a love struck dim-sum delivery boy who falls for a beautiful judo student. After being humiliated by her boyfriend, Ho Kam-An goes out and seeks the services of an aging ... See full summary »
Story 1: A superstitious girl who would only marry her 29th boyfriend. The 29th boyfriend is impotent. Story 2: A promisurous girl whose husband is in jail comes home one day. Story 3: A ... See full summary »
Valentino is a mediocre con artist who crosses paths with Kwan, a fellow con artist. Together, they impersonate various people and create numerous schemes to make money. Meanwhile, gangsters are making a scheme of their own.
Not sure what to say about this, other than it's very quirky and pretty funny -- but not consistently so, unfortunately. The plot involves The King of Tricks and The Emperor of Tricks (2 practical jokers for hire) who compete to out-do each other with...tricks. Some of them are priceless (especially those in the first 10 minutes, featuring the always-wonderful Joe Cheng) and some are sadly lame, but ALL of them are clearly weird. The humor is mostly broad sight-gags a la Stephen Chow (although he's not in it, his director, Lik-Chi Lee did this film).
It's definitely Hong Kong-style humor, which means it's better than most of the juvenile crap produced here in the US. Nevertheless, it's not anybody's best work. Lau Ching Wan and Anita Yuen have both done much better work in other roles.
Not a must-see, to be sure, but if you find it in a bargain bin you ought to give it a chance.
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