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My Wife Is 18 (2002)

Ngo lou poh ng gau ching (original title)
After finishing the open examination for Form 5 students and applying for an adult identity card, Yoyo, eighteen, departs for London to meet a guy introduced by her well-meaning parents in ... See full summary »

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James Yuen

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Hing-Ka Chan (script writer) (as Chan Hing Kai), James Yuen (script writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ekin Cheng ... Sip-Sam Cheung
Charlene Choi ... Yoyo Ma
Richard Ng ... Professor
Sandy Lamb ... Headmistress
Ronald Cheng ... Bruce
Bernice Liu ... Miss Lee
Stephanie Che ... Miss Lau
Patrick Tang Patrick Tang ... Mr. Lam
May Lai May Lai ... Feli
Fung Lee ... Cheung's Mother (as Fung Li)
Yuet-Ming Chiu Yuet-Ming Chiu ... Yoyo's Mother
Szu-Ying Chien ... Cheung's Grandmother (as Tsi-Ang Chin)
Aneira Choi Aneira Choi ... Anna
Shiu-Lun Law Shiu-Lun Law ... Leung
Chi-Hong Mak Chi-Hong Mak ... Kelvin
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After finishing the open examination for Form 5 students and applying for an adult identity card, Yoyo, eighteen, departs for London to meet a guy introduced by her well-meaning parents in Britain. The guy, named Cheung, is in his thirties. Yoyo's and Cheung's grandfathers were wartime buddies. They swore to have their unborn babies get married when they grew up. However, the babies turned out to be both women. The two women are now mothers. They come across each other again and want to make their fathers' wish come true, so they arrange for Yoyo and Cheung to meet in London. Yoyo and Cheung promise to get marry in order to please their mothers. But on the wedding day, they also sign a divorce agreement which is effective one year after their marriage. The pair wave farewell in the airport and Yoyo returns to Hong Kong to further her studies, while Cheung continues to write his unfinished dissertation. But they will meet again ... Written by Anonymous

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I'm Not Old Enough
Performed by Stephanie Che
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Not nearly enough...
10 February 2003 | by leekandhamSee all my reviews

Although this film wouldn't necessarily be the one I'd name on the Top of 2002 list, I have to say that it is quite humorous as it explores the quirkiness of a mismatched marriage.

Ekin Cheng plays a thirty-something graduate student in London who is struggling to get his M.Phil. Charlene Choi, meanwhile, plays an 18 year old schoolkid from Hong Kong. Both have parents and grandparents who want to matchmake the two and arrange for them to be married. Naturally, they're not keen at first, but after meeting each other independently, they decide to 'marry', if only to please their grandparents and as long as they divorce a year later. They both return to Hong Kong, and start living together, but not everything runs as smoothly wasn't expected.

Casting this film couldn't have been easy, and the selection of an experienced actor as Cheng and an almost rookie in the form of Choi seems to have been considered very carefully. The onscreen chemistry isn't as great as I'd hope, but at least we did see glimmers of it there. Charlene Choi, 19 and whose main means of living is one half of Cantopop duo, Twins, still lacks that onscreen presence, but of the two movies I have now seen her in (the other being Funeral March with Eason Chan), there is talent and I expect her to continue a long way, even if it has to be helped by her singing career. Cheng, however masterful he is, doesn't seem to have been given enough to do in this movie, and his character seems too plain to create interest in.

A good one to watch for a laugh on a quiet night in.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

25 September 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,323,349
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Balagan Productions See more »
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