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南北一家親 (1962)
The Greatest Wedding on Earth

Reviewed by: Stephe
Date: 01/27/2011

The Greatest Wedding on Earth is the 1962 follow-up to the
1961 hit The Greatest Civil War on Earth, and features much the
same cast, but where the feuding Northern and Southern men were
tailors in the first film, they are here restaurateurs, and the
comedy is courser and less intricately plotted, despite a script
by esteemed novelist Eileen Chang. Not paricularly recommended
unless you are Chinese or speak both Cantonese and Mandarin. The
charm of this film pales in comparison to its predecessor. Not
even a liking for Kitty Ting Hao is enough to recommend this all
that much, really. The female lead (also of The Greatest Civil
War), Christine Pai Lu-Ming, befuddles me in that she looks a
lot like Jeanette Lin Cui, but acts quite differently.

Reviewer Score: 6