"Lucky" Coffee Shop is well known for its egg tarts and tea. Waiter Sui, named as Prince Egg Tart, attracts lots of girls but only loves Candy. He and his friends, Nam, and Fok, all have ... See full summary »
Daniel Hiu Tung Chan,
Internationally proclaimed comic genius Stephen Chow must change the lives of radiant prostitute Maggie Cheung Man-yuk, filthy beggar Anthony Wong, and a killer in this heavenly comedy directed by masterful new wave filmmaker Johnnie To.
A special agent has for 8 years been deep undercover in Asia's lucrative organized crime trade as he plays protégé to one of the key players, Banker. Nick now has but he has started to feel loyalty to his new environment, and to the money.
Future Chang, a former gigolo, is devastated by an affair and returns to Thailand. With help from a former friend, he works hard to get in shape to return to Hong Kong to make a comeback in the male escort trade.
Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village.
"Mr. and Mrs. Incredible" tells the "story" of a couple of superheroes after they retire, and go to live to a little village in ancient China. And it is "story" because barely anything happens in the movie, which has an almost non-existent story-line to fill the moments till the closing credits.
As said above, the story is basically Sandra Kwan Yue Ng and Louis Koo's characters talking to each other, getting mad to each other and little else, while the running time goes on. But even if the plot lacks, the character's development is really good and almost from the first second, being with these two retired superheroes is lots of fun, even if in their relationship there is nothing new under the sun. It also has to do with the ease everyone acts, even if the movie doesn't ask much from them.
The third act, though, suffers from being overlong, as the plot tries to put the action that wasn't before with a threat to the heroes that doesn't make much sense.
There is also, curiously, a couple of plot strands that get no resolution, which, with a story as simple as the one this movie has to offer, is shocking.
However, this is a charming little movie that lets itself be watched with pleasure.
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