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Zhu ba da lian meng (2002)

When Sai Gwai (Turtle, in the English version) starts working for LMF Corporation with his cousin Lun, he immediately meets the four "pork chops" (Cantonese slang for ugly women): Mo, Mei, ... See full summary »

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Kim Wah Lou

Writer:

Jing Wong
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Credited cast:
Suki Kwan ... Pao
Kelly Lin ... Hung
Jordan Chan ... Chun Chun (Spring)
Stephen Fung ... Lun (Alan)
Raymond Ho-Yin Wong ... Sai Gwai (Turtle) (as Ho-Yin Wong)
Alex To ... Gordon
Florence Kwok Florence Kwok ... Christine
Shiu Hung Hui ... Turtle's Father
Matt Chow ... Dr. Charm Tak King
Sammul Chan ... Peter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brenda Chan ... Turtle's mother
Richard Geddes Richard Geddes ... Mr. Williams
Hoi-Pang Lo ... Uncle Man
Karen Mok ... So Mei
Michelle Reis ... Mo
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When Sai Gwai (Turtle, in the English version) starts working for LMF Corporation with his cousin Lun, he immediately meets the four "pork chops" (Cantonese slang for ugly women): Mo, Mei, Hung and Pao. Mo is beautiful but bald, Mei has excessive body hair (that somehow resulted from a sexual assault), Hung has a large red birthmark on her face, and Pao has abnormally small eyes. The four girls are teased and discriminated against by their other colleagues and are finally fired by their beautiful, evil boss Christine. With the help of their gay hairdresser (pop star Jordan Chan) and some friends inside the company, the girls become "irresistibly" beautiful, and secretly get rehire under new identities. There, they plot revenge on those who made fun of them, and especially the power-hungry Christine. Written by dzong2

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Comedy

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

May 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

The Irresistible Piggies See more »

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$400,752
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'Pork Chop' flick courtesy of "chef" Jing Wong
13 September 2002 | by esteepswongSee all my reviews

How would you like some 'pork chop' as meal for today, Alas! What I meant here of 'pork chop' (or in Chinese - Zhu Pa) is not what our usual delicious edible pork chop but a term use by Hong Kong people for visually-offensive women. So what we have offering in our main menu today is a 'pork chop' flick courtesy of chef (producer) Jing Wong. Enjoy your meal.

The movie is supposed to be a satire on the world's obsession with beauty but this one is pretty lightweight and fluffy stuff. However the 'fun' is in seeing how the film-makers turn some of Hong Kong beauties (minus Karen Mok) into ugly women. Can you imagine Michelle Reis, Kelly Lin, Suki Kwan and Karen Mok as ugly women? Well put a bald-patch on Michelle's forehead, a huge birthmark on Kelly's face, beaver teeth on Suki and male facial hair on Karen - and you should get the picture.

These four women play workers in a telecommunications service company who are often bullied by their lady boss and also ridiculed by the men, especially a male co-worker (Stephen Fung). Things take a turn when a gay designer (Jordan Chan) comes on board and befriends the hapless foursome as well as helps turn the 'pork chop ladies' into stunning irresistible beauties.

If you are planning on catching some beauty tips here, let's just say the beautifying methods border on the ridiculous. But then this is a Jing Wong comedy so as expected we would have to contemplate with his superficial and juvenile style of humour. However this time he aims very low indeed which resulted the plot being a messy hotch-potch of gags rather devoid of logic or rationale.

Anyway, the four actresses are 'irresistible' in the first place, so what's the big deal to make them ugly and turn them beautiful again. I would rather have some real pork chop from the Chinese take-away down the street instead.


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