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不是冤家不聚頭 (1987)
The Wrong Couples


Reviewed by: Tonic
Date: 12/18/2007

Very touching drama, a little scarce on the comedy (the VCD cover shouldn't have put this in the comedy genre).

A few loose ends aren't really tied up, which would be have been immensely satisfying. Seeing Councillor Mou get his comeupance would probably have been hillarious - although I suppose it wasn't really the point of the film.

All of the main cast are top-notch, Richard Ng proves he can be serious and Josephine Siao is top-notch as usual (I've been a big fan since Plain Jane To The Rescue).

Well recommended.


Reviewed by: Cissi
Date: 06/21/2001
Summary: 7/10-Nice drama

The best thing about this film was that it could have easily slid into melodrama. Fortunately it doesn't, and insteads is an uncomplicated story about a devoted father.

This is more of a drama than a comedy, and the first time I have ever seen Richard Ng shed tears in a movie-not once, but about three times! It's the most serious role I've seen him in yet, and he does a great job as the father. At first I was looking forward to seeing Josephine Siao and Richard Ng together on screen, because they are two fantastic actors, but I was disappointed with Josephine Siao's role-she didn't do a great deal except babble incoherently from time to time. Oh, and dump water on her boss.

Fortunately the film focuses mainly on Richard Ng and Josephine Siao, as the others were mainly predicatable stock characters, like the high-achieving, materialist ex-wife, and the smug, nasty boss, played by Paul Chun. The story is a simple, touching one, with a nice happy ending that can bring a few tears to your eyes. A very watchable drama.

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: hkcinema
Date: 12/08/1999

This well-balanced and occasionally moving comedy includes one ofthe first adult roles by Josephine Siao Fong Fong after she had primarily been a teenage idol a decade earlier. She plays the role of the single 26-year-old May Wong, who sublets a flat and suddenly finds herself saddled with the seaman Yu and his daughter of eight. Yu has been left by his wife and is battling in vain for guardianship of his daughter. Yu doesn't want to go to sea any more and decides to become an inventor, but his inventions are stolen by his partner. At first Wong wants nothing to do with Yu. Both Yu and Wong have their quirks and there are plenty of slap-stick situations. Gradually Wong starts feeling sympathetic towards Yu. When she wants to declare her love for him, Yu has decided he does want to go back to sea. Wong soon hears a report that Yu has been shipwrecked.

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