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CJ7 (2008)

Cheung gong 7 hou (original title)
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A poor Chinese laborer learns important lessons after his son gets a strange new toy.

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Ti
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Lei Huang ...
Johnny
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Miss Yuen (as Kitty Zhang)
Chi Chung Lam ...
Boss (as Tze Chung Lam)
Shing-Cheung Lee ...
Mr. Cao (as Sheung Ching Lee)
Wen Xue Yao ...
Storm Dragon
Min Hun Fung ...
Yong Hua Han ...
Maggie
Yu Lei ...
Johnny's Entourage
Zhong You Jin
Qian Lin Hu
Yi Ying Cheng
Yi Jia Lao
Hao Yang
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A poor Chinese laborer learns important lessons after his son gets a strange new toy.

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It's out of this world.

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG for language, thematic material, some rude humor and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 January 2008 (Hong Kong)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$49,770 (USA) (7 March 2008)

Gross:

$206,678 (USA) (2 May 2008)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Xu Jiao, who plays Stephen Chow's son in this movie, is actually a girl. See more »

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When the Dad is cutting the rotten part of the apple, he is cutting with the wrong side of the knife. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dicky: Good morning, sir.
Mr. Cao: Dicky Chow! Just look at yourself. You're covered in dirt.
Dicky: [stepping forward] I just...
Mr. Cao: [stepping back] Don't move. And don't give me the usual routine. Why are you always so untidy?
Miss Yuen: What's the matter, Mr. Cao?
Mr. Cao: [to Dicky] Explain yourself!
Miss Yuen: Let me talk to him. Where did the dirt come from, Dicky?
Dicky: Well, on my way to school, I slipped and fell over.
Miss Yuen: Don't your mom or dad bring you to school?
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Spoofs Shaolin Soccer (2001) See more »

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Music Composer: Pierluigi Giombini
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A children's movie with a little something for adults as well
7 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as part of a free screening in New York City, and I have to say that, even though the movie is extremely geared toward children, many people in the all-adult audience (including myself) seemed to enjoy it quite a bit.

This film is unmistakably a Stephen Chow movie, with all of the requisite sight gags and overdone physical humor (not that the latter is a bad thing). However, far from being a straight comedy like "Kung Fu Hustle," this movie veers a little bit into drama (not much, since the drama elements are quite formulaic and easily recognizable by anyone over the age of 12). However, I think that, as a whole, these elements combine with the comedic elements to create a good, if not short, movie.

"CJ7" can probably best be described as a Hong Kong "Flubber." Again, it's designed mainly for children (especially those young enough to beg their parents for their very own cute little CJ7 toy). However, for the adults dragged along by their kids to this movie, there's enough there to keep them interested as well. The storyline seems to flow reasonably well, and there's just enough of a hint of moralization thrown into the mix to keep it from just being a "from point A to point B" movie with nothing in between.

The ending, however, does leave a little bit to be desired. While not necessarily bad or detracting from the movie, it ends a bit after it should have. Again, though, because it's a children's movie, it's very easy to see why it ended the way that it did.

Overall, I have to say that I enjoyed "CJ7" very much. Its blend of comedy and drama works very well, while retaining more than a hint of Stephen Chow that keeps audiences coming back to his movies.


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