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Every Dog Has His Date
Year: 2001 "Kibbles and bits, kibbles and bits, I'm gonna get me some kibbles and bits..."
The true star of Every Dog Has His Date
Director: James Yuen Sai-Sang
Cast: Nick Cheung Ka-Fai, Michelle Reis (Lee Ka-Yan), Pauline Suen Kai-Kwan, Lawrence Ng Kai-Wah, Stephanie Che Yuen-Yuen, Swing, Lam Suet, Andrew Lin Hoi, Conroy Chan Chi-Chung, Pauline Yam Bo-Lam, Winnie Leung Man-Yi
The Skinny: Highly commercial "Nick Cheung as a dog" comedy manages to entertain thanks to a bunch of animals. And Michelle Reis.
by Kozo:
     The insanely beautiful Michelle Reis stars in this trifle of a comedy as Sharon, an art director who dotes on her golden retriever Man. However, thanks to a freak lightning accident/plot device, Man does a Freaky Friday with scummy contractor Fai (Nick Cheung). Fai/Man wants to return to his comfortable life with Sharon, but how can he tell her he used to be her dog? And what about the inevitable love complications? 
     What follows is 100 minutes of misunderstandings and scatological humor masquerading as a Hong Kong film. This sort of high-concept plotting is usually reserved for American movies, but writer-director James Yuen manages to pull a decently entertaining movie out of it. This is mostly due to the presence of Michelle Reis, who in consistently engaging in this sort of comedic trifle, and all the pooches, who manage to steal most of Nick Cheung's scenes. Still, Cheung is a good sport here, as he handles the dog stuff with enough physical comedy and enthusiasm to make it work. This isn't a film begging to be seen but if you like dogs or either of the leads then it's worth checking out. (Kozo 2002)
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Universe Laser
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Dolby Digital 5.1
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

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