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Just Married
Chinese: 橫紋刀劈扭紋柴
Emil Chow and Anita Yuen
Year: 1995
Director: Tam Long-Chung
Producer: Raymond Wong Bak-Ming, Nam Yin
Cast: Anita Yuen Wing-Yee, Emil Chow Wah-Kin, Lydia Shum Din-Ha, Manfred Wong, Christine Ng Wing-Mei, Yuen King-Tan, Joe Junior, Cheung Kwok-Keung, Law Lan, Wong Yat-Fei, Candy Hau Woon-Ling
The Skinny: Star vehicle for Anita Yuen and Emil Chow flounders because this movie is just not very good at all.
by Kozo:

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 movie.

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)

Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Panorama Entertainment
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
English and Chinese subtitles

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