The Eighth Happiness (1988)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2003-03-22
Summary: Mostly awful
I have to agree with the other reviewers, except that Chow's character does not pretend to be gay - he simply puts on a mincing manner. This surely ranks among the great Chow's worst performances. I challenge anyone to find Chow's demeaning treatment of DoDo to be humorous. More likely to inspire you to punch him in the chops.

Better was the story of Raymond Wong and Petrina Fung's characters. Quite charming and endearing, actually.

The one good part of this film, actually it is a great part, is the finale. A hilarious parody of Chinese Opera, where two estranged lovers are pushed together by their friends whilst performing in full costume. Wonderful stuff. The belly laughter of the star-studded audience appears to be genuine.

Pity about most of the rest.
Reviewer Score: 2