Reviewed by: JohnR
Summary: A Good Mid-Week Movie
Well here I come, 12 years later, to add a review after seeing this movie for the first time. I guess it's the different perspective time presents, but I didn't think this movie was so bad as the other three reviewers did.
Reviewer Score: 7
I admit I had low expectations going into it. And I also have to warn fellow Wu Chien Lien fans that none of her acting skills are on display here, she's simply a flower vase. But this, too, is a matter of perspective: complain because her talents are wasted or be thankful that, if a flower vase was going to be used, at least it was her.
The plot of this movie is the classic romance: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back. But I thought there was enough original stuff added to succeed, even if it didn't overwhelm. Both Big Tony and Chan Bak Cheung were good; in fact they were the moive. I thought this was a standard Big Tony performance, which means I liked it.
Basic plot: Tony is a simple, good hearted mechanic with a bad hairstyle who has invented a device that adds massive acceleration to cars. Chan Bak Cheung is his street smart buddy, a self-admitted womanizer. Tony and Chien Lien meet, but just as he's about to win her affections she disappears. He sells his invention and becomes rich, they run into each other again, but now she's married to a guy who uses Tony's love for her to extort Tony's fortune from him.
This is a comedy romance, by the way, and the comedy side provided the fuel, the romance the direction. An entertaining evening, and well worth the pittance you'll pay for the DVD now.
Reviewed by: hktopten
Frankly, without Tony or Chan Bak Cheung, this film would suck; especially Chan Bak Cheung. The plot is really old, overdone, and stupid, but hey, it's one of my favorite actor. And they made fun of Wong Jing too.