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Made in Heaven
Chinese: 古惑天堂  
Year: 1997
Director: Alex Cheung Kwok-Ming
Producer: Henry Fong Ping
Cast: Ada Choi Siu-Fun, Michael Tong Man-Lung, Pang Dan, Law Kar-Ying, Candy Hau Woon-Ling
The Skinny: The rare Ada Choi starring role. Sadly, the film is pretty much crap.
 
Review
by Kozo:

This is a true Hong Kong flick, meaning a screwy comedy that dabbles in multiple genres and succeeds at none of them. Ada Choi is a reincarnated thief who was previously male - but in his new life he looks like Ada Choi. Lucky guy. Anyhow, Ada has the ability to see bad things in the future, which is great because she becomes an insurance salesperson. Great for her clients, that is. Her 100% payout rate bankrupts the company, and from them on her new powers continue to bring her trouble. Michael Tong turns up as a triad boss/love interest, while Pang Dan shows up as the jealous moll. Sadly, Ada has been cursed by Heaven to be loveless, which means that she'll have major problems if she falls in love. Sounds like real life.

The who/what/where of this HK Cinema cheapie is nonsensical and without any real meaning, which is par for the course for a film produced by Henry Fong. Checking out this movie for ace storytelling would be a bad idea - this is simply cheap screenwriting and even cheaper production values. The fact that the film encompasses reincarnation, triads, occasional action sequences, and insurance sales should tell you everything you need to know. Basically, this is one weird movie, which probably could have been an eighties TV movie starring Justine Bateman. Thankfully, Mallory Keaton is nowhere to be seen, and instead we have Ada Choi, who's fast becoming a welcome onscreen presence. Sadly, the material isn't up to her talents. (Kozo 1997/1998)

 
 
   
 
 
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