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The Blue Mansion (2009)

The Blue Mansion is a quirky murder mystery about a wealthy Asian tycoon who dies suddenly under mysterious circumstances. He returns as a ghost to try to uncover the secret of his death ... See full summary »

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Glen Goei

Writer:

Ken Kwek
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Teoh Patrick Teoh ... Wee Bak Chuan
Louisa Chong Louisa Chong ... Wee Siok Lin
Kay Siu Lim Kay Siu Lim ... Wee Teck Liang
Adrian Pang ... Wee Teck Meng
Swee Lin Neo Swee Lin Neo ... Wee Pei Shan
Emma Yong Emma Yong ... Wee Mei Yi
Claire Wong Claire Wong ... Wee Yen Ching
Kheng Hua Tan ... Veronica Wee
Huzir Sulaiman Huzir Sulaiman ... Inspector Suresh
Steve Yap Steve Yap ... Detective Tan Kok Leong
Denise Chan Denise Chan ... Wee Jia Wen
Ben Tan Ben Tan ... Wee Bak How
Deborah Png ... Rosie Wee
Pamela Oei Pamela Oei ... Daisy Wee
Wendy Kweh Wendy Kweh ... Lily Wee
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The Blue Mansion is a quirky murder mystery about a wealthy Asian tycoon who dies suddenly under mysterious circumstances. He returns as a ghost to try to uncover the secret of his death with the help of his family and the police. Written by Goei, Glen

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Sometimes your family just kills you!

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Singapore

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2009 (Singapore) See more »

Filming Locations:

Malaysia

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$146,776
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Tiger Tiger Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Film was censored in Singapore, with government censors demanding a sex scene to be cut, and a nude scene to be pixel-lated. See more »

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A disastrous funeral makes for a disastrous film.
25 October 2009 | by obsolescedSee all my reviews

A movie has to be either exceptionally good or bad to elicit from me such strong reactions that I would have to off-load them online. The Blue Mansion falls under the latter category, and I would be remiss not to warn my fellow movie-goers, given the surprising dearth of negative reviews.

A movie is sufferable if merely boring, but The Blue Mansion is excruciatingly annoying. Not only because of the relentless barrage of lame jokes that assault you from the beginning. Not only because of the inane caricaturing of every possible Singaporean stereotype. Not only because of the affected application of perfect English or typical Singlish that renders the characters even less believable. Not only because of the trite message that demonises capitalism - I've had quite enough of that rhetoric in recent times.

But with a cast with such illustrous resumes, you'd think their performances would at least justify a fraction of your ticket's cost. You'd be direly mistaken - my condolences if you've already paid. I don't know whether it's fair to blame the actors given the ridiculous roles written for them. But the deluge of over-acting is nothing more than an embarrassment to all involved. What makes a character is plausibility; what breaks a character is excessive melodrama. I'm a firm believer of knowing your limits - if you think it's out of your capacity to salvage a lousy role, don't even try. You'll only come across as trying too hard, and being even less convincing.

The only saving grace is a score well-written by David Hirschfelder who is impressive in his ability to make sense of the movie's rampant madness.

The least an artist can do for a paying customer is to not insult his intelligence. Just because the protagonist is stupid enough to persist in talking to people even while knowing they can't hear him doesn't mean we viewers are equally dumb.


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