風流3壯士
The Three Lustketeers (1998)


Reviewed by: White Dragon
Date: 11/16/2005
Summary: Simon Lui and company go Manila (again)

Tak (Simon Lui) is a thirty something layabout who, thanks to his born erotomania, spends more time squandering his father's (Phillip Ko) fortune bedding as many women as he can than actually doing something constructive with his life. When Dad advises him he's going to have to fly to Manila to sweet talk his ex-mistress (Christine Ng) into loaning the family $100 Million to pay back his father's creditors, Tak is flabbergasted. But regardless, he heads off with his bodyguard Fit Man (Frankie Ng) and his personal advisor Cheung (Wayne Lai). Once in Manila, it turns out there's a bevy of attractive young women intent on jumping the trio's bones -- no small concern for Tak, but Fit Man is a closet S&M freak, and Cheung is...gay. To make matters worse, Tak's childhood sweetheart Angela (Gigi Lai) shows up, with an entourage of Filipino men in tow, while he's deflecting the attentions of his father's mistress's daughter, Jo (Rina Rosal, aka: Czarina Polman). Much lowbrow nonsense, and copious Filipina nudity ensues.

From Bosco Lam, of A CHINESE TORTURE CHAMBER STORY infamy (and not much else), this follows on from the same year's HK-Philippines co-production, TROUBLESOME NIGHT 4; moderately entertaining, mildly amusing (when it isn't being downright stupid), and proffering of a rather off the wall finale littered with transsexuals and gay seductions. Light comedy with some pleasant decorative nudity (engaged, per TROUBLESOME NIGHT 4, by the Pinoy adult stars on hand) and mincing gay stereotypes. I'm sure Wayne Lai's camp OTT performance will offend some parties, but when was HK comedy ever renowned for its strict PC tact? Modestly amusing overall, though the Manila locations aren't used to their best, and a harmless way to kill and hour and a half (though fans of Gigi Lai will question her presence herein!).

Reviewer Score: 6