Movie Details

I Love Hong Kong

"I Love Hong Kong" is a feel good movie which inculcates that all will be well and prosperity will visit when everyone lives in harmony. Ng Shun returns with his wife Shun-Soh and three children to celebrate Ng Kin's 60th birthday. Unknown to Kin, his son has gotten into trouble and is plotting for him to take the rap. At the same time, Long, a swindler who conned money from the neighbours 30 years ago is now a property tycoon. He promises to pay each of the 30 neighbours HK$100 million as compensation as long as a representative of each household returns to the estate on Lunar New Year's Eve. A mad rush ensues as Shun and his family tries to gather the old neighbours to avoiding missing the bonanza.

Language: Cantonese
Classification: U
General Release Date: 03 Feb 2011
Genre: Comedy / Family
Running Time: 1 Hour 41 Minutes
Distributor: GOLDEN SCREEN CINEMAS
Cast: Eric Tsang, Sandra Ng, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Aarif Lee, Bosco Wong, Wong Cho-lam, Fala Chen
Director: Chung Shu Kai
Format: NA



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Review
Writer: Edith Yeoh

Writer Ratings:
Overall: 3.5 Out of 5
Cast: 4.0 Out of 5
Plot: 3.5 Out of 5
Effects: 3.5 Out of 5
Cinematography: 3.5 Out of 5

Watch this if you liked: “72 Tenants of Prosperity”, “Wu Yen”, “Fatt Choi Spirit”

From the same team behind last year's crowded Chinese New Year treat "72 Tenants Of Prosperity", comes yet another laugh riot blockbuster, "I Love Hong Kong" starring an impossible number of Hong Kong's top pop stars and television personalities!

Touted as one of the most anticipated Chinese New Year movies of the Rabbit Year 2011, "I Love Hong Kong" is just as funny as the previous year's adventure. This time around, there is a dip in star power but the movie is satisfying nonetheless.

Instead of making another 'mo lei tau' comedy, "I Love Hong Kong" deals with the lives of ordinary Hong Kong citizens in the government-leased low cost flats that are very canonical during the early years of the city. Expect a thing or two about life and what it really means to be living within a tightly-knit large community.

In a star-studded movie like this, the audience will get to see many familiar faces that have gone missing from the silver screen for quite some time now, for example Stanley Fung, who used to act alongside Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan in the 1980's action-comedy movie series, "Lucky Star".

"I Love Hong Kong" gets an extra boost from its main theme song sung by one of Hong Kong's top rap groups, FAMA, who also made small appearances throughout the movie.

It looks like moviegoers are spoilt for choice this year - but this reviewer thinks that "I Love Hong Kong" is the movie to die for - simply because there are so many actors to watch out for! Even if one fancies a more dramatic do, this movie will not disappoint. Do give it a go!

Cinema Online, 01 February 2011
   



 
 
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