King of Comedy (1999)
Reviewed by: sarah on 2000-01-24
Summary: Aging like a fine wine
This new character of Sing Jai’s is quite bewitching. He is a jaded and weary, struggling actor. A gentle, perplexed and lonely individual with a certain thespian ascerbity but none of the spitefulness of the previous movie (God of Cookery). This is definatley one of the best movies he has ever made. It is a whole new style of storytelling that suits him very well. He seems very calm and age has given him extra dignity. Like Jackie in Gorgeous he is having a cradle snatching affair,but the girl is very wise and quite impressive, so it doesn’t seem so strange. Sing Jai gives a performance that is exquisitely sad and subtle. Half child, half little old man, half here, half not.