Quickie comedy featuring Anita Yuen in the prime of her popularity.
She plays an advertising exec who goes through a proper courtship
and then marriage to lantern-jawed pop star Emil Chow. The
two share a blissful beginning, but things go awry when Anita’s
new mother-in-law (Lydia Shum AKA: Fei-Fei) decides to meddle.
She decides Anita isn’t a good wife and goes all out to break
up the marriage, using manipulation, pettiness and
chicanery to rid herself of her new daughter-in-law. Actually caring for the mother-in-law in difficult here; she’s
a total boor, so her problems with Anita (though having
some basis) come off as ludicrous. Anita isn’t perfect, but
she’s not too bad, either. And, she’s incredibly cute in this
Sadly, that isn't enough to win over
Fei-Fei, or even me to be honest. I watched this movie once.
On a Sunday morning. When I was bored and depressed. This
review is the most fun I had. This is pretty average HK crap,
which means people actually found it amusing, but they were
probably making out or eating shrimp chips in the audience.
Either that, or talking into their cell phones. Overall, this
is average time-killing experience, but I rate this by previous
HK film standards, which were pretty lax until last year.
To be brutally honest, this film is just not good. Then again,
I probably have made that point about twelve times in this
review. (Kozo 1997)