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)