When Fortune Smiles (1990)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2003-02-17
When Fortune Smiles is a movie that I care very little about. I've been watching a lot of Stephen Chow movies, and this is one of those "why was it ever made" ones.

Granted, most HK movies have boring beginnings, but this one may be one of the worst yet. It seemed to go nowhere, and things got really confusing (first a wealth business man dies, then Chow tries to trick his wife, and then Sandra Ng gets pushed into a river... and there's no connection what so ever). As usual, things pick up after 20 minutes or so.

It's also one of Chow's least funny. The highlight is perhaps Chow acting out some ridiculous stuff (involving poop) to a girl while the guards are asleep.

Ultimately, this is a predictable movie about the rise and fall of a bunch of frauds (a la Magnificent Scoundrels). There are some slightly touching moments as well as some of the most boring segments in Stephen Chow cinema.

[5/10]