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最佳損友 (1988)
The Crazy Companies

Reviewed by: dandan
Date: 04/09/2009
Summary: three men and an andy lau...

kwai (andy lau) is living in new york, working as a film extra, when he gets the news that his father has died and left him and his brother, fu (stuart ong), the family business. fu isn't keen on giving half the business to kwai, so plots to sabotage his probation - a condition laid down by their uncle (hui ying-sau) - and gets three of his friends (stanley fung, nat chan and charlie cho) to befriend kwai, in order to lead him in to trouble...

more entertaining, than amusing, but a fun watch all the same. a pretty typical comedic romp from wong jing, which raises more smiles than giggles, but is a perfectly adequate way to spend ninety minutes. lau, fung, chan and cho work well together, plus hui, chingm yau and joan tong (who provide love interest), along with shing fui-on and sandra ng, make up a pretty good ensemble.

a bit of fun...

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 12/04/2005
Summary: Enjoyable

Some of the minor cast deserve special mention. Although he was credited 16th, grand old campaigner Hui Ying Sau stole the show. He's terrfic as the old uncle who interprets the will of the former company owner. A joy to watch. And To Siu Ming is a scream. It was a master touch casting this cross-eyed actor as a hypnotist ! The vulgar James Wong as a priest ?! And it's always a pleasure to see Shing Fui On playing a tough guy with a dash of humour and plenty of ham.

Yep, I pretty much go along with Sydneyguy. Silly and not great, but quite a good way to pass 90 minutes.

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 10/14/2005
Summary: A watchable though unfunny movie

Like Inner Strength, i was impressed with this movie, though my dvd did "jump" often so i did miss the first 5 minutes and a few scenes inbetween.

I didnt laugh once but this movie was so easy to watch.I think the characters made this amusing to watch!! All the characters are likely which is the key to this movie

A silly Wong Jing romp which is suprisingly watchable and for a movie i didnt laugh at all too, Wong Jing must of done something right!!


Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 01/12/2002
Summary: Surprisingly good!

The Crazy Companies is really one of those typical 80's comedy movies, but actually comes off rather good! The story is of a man working in New York (Andy Lau) who find out his father has died in Hong Kong and has left his company to him and his other son. He sets off back to Hong Kong, but his brother is not interested in sharing the wealth with Andy and plots to get rid of him.

He gets 3 of his workers (Stanley Fung, Idy Chan and Nat Chan) to make Andy look bad. However, after a lot of fooling around they become good friends and decide to help Andy in the end.
Chingmy Yau is the love interest in this movie, which is actually her first main acting part in a movie, and her acting comes off very well as a shy girl.

The story does seem to jump in a few places making some scenes a bit confusing, but generally it's very enjoyable. I don't usually say this about many Wong Jing movies, but this one has got to be one of his better ones.

I would compare this movie to that of Diary Of A Big Man, BB30 and also the Lucky Stars movies as some of the usual cast are here. I would have rated it a bit higher if the story had been put together a bit better.

Rating (of 5): 3

(This rating is based on the year & genre, so don't think it's based as a comparison on new releases etc.)