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Boys are Easy
"Oh, the horror!"      "I wish he wouldn't drink so much coffee..."

(left) Tony Leung Ka-Fai and Brigitte Lin, (right) Maggie Cheung and Jacky Cheung
Year: 1993  
Director: Wong Jing  
Cast: Brigitte Lin Ching-Hsia, Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk, Chingmy Yau Suk-Ching, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Jacky Cheung Hok-Yau, Dior Cheng Yee-Kin (Ekin Cheng), Richard Ng Yiu-Hon, Jimmy Lin, Ken Lo Wai-Kwong, Sandra Ng Kwun-Yu, Shing Fui-On, Wu Feng, Ha Ping, Yuen King-Tan, Law Lan, Ronald Wong Ban, Lee Siu-Kei, Wong Yat-Fei
The Skinny: Big stars act like total loons, and despite the incessant inanity it's quite funny.
by Kozo:
     Despite bearing Wong Jing's name, this fluffy comedy is pretty good for wacky Hong Kong fare. Richard Ng is the lonely widower father who schemes with son Jimmy Lin to get his three daughters married. He pretends to have testicle cancer, so the three daughters all try to bring home boyfriends (albeit fake ones) to placate their “dying” father. Brigitte Lin is a tough HK cop (named Ching Siu-Tung, get it?) who brings home the King of Gigolo Karaoke Tony Leung Ka-Fai. Social worker Maggie Cheung brings home wacky triad guy Jackie Cheung. And youngest sister Chingmy Yau brings home a twenty-seven year-old virgin (Dior Cheng) who she roped in by pretending to be a poor hooker. Yeah, that sounds about right.
     As is usual with Wong Jing, there are lots of gags, movie parodies, goofy acting, and general silliness, but it isn’t oppressive like in his other movies. Maggie Cheung is winning and weird as "nice" sister Nam, and Tony Leung Ka-Fai is hilarious in another of his terrific comedy performances. Sandra Ng appears in a cameo and gets to beat up Jimmy Lin, which is always a welcome sight. This is a surprisingly funny wackfest despite many Hong Kong-specific jokes that would only confuse the rest of us. (Kozo 1995)
Notes: • Alert! The new (2002) Mei-Ah DVD has whole chunks of the film missing, including portions of the Triad Olympics, the wacky "Bowling" song parody, and a sequence with Ha Ping, who doesn't even appear in this new DVD. The loss may be negligible to some (deleted wacky crap is still wacky crap), but some (including this reviewer) will miss the footage.
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Mei Ah Laser
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles
image courtesy of Mei Ah Laser Disc Co., Ltd. Copyright ©2002-2017 Ross Chen