ReviewWriter: Peter ChaiWriter Ratings:Overall: Cast: Plot: Effects: Cinematography: Watch this if you liked:
“Mr And Mrs Gamble” & “Just Another Pandora’s Box”
'Cinderella' type stories have been used as movie themes over and over again for decades, but they still have the charm in attracting audiences to delve into the conflict between the complicated love lives of the rich and poor, provided that the plot is good enough. However, veteran director Wong Jing has failed in portraying the 'Cinderella' theme well in his latest comedy drama - "Marrying Mr.Perfect".
"Marrying Mr.Perfect" is about Koo (Ronald Cheng), a wealthy businessman from Hong Kong who falls in love with Winnie (Gigi Leung), who in turn, appreciates Koo as a person more than his secret rich background. As an undercover employee for his latest takeover attempt in, Koo hides his secret identity to test Winnie's sincerity.
Audiences will surely be impressed by the list of casts before watching the movie as it brings comedians like Cheng, Chapman To, Eric Tsang and Sandra Ng. However, their presence and poor jokes in the story are not able to pull through the lacklustre storyline. The characters are going too far in interpreting their roles.
Similar to his previous comedic performance in "All's Well Ends Well 2009" and "Just Another Pandora's Box", it would be stretching a point to give credit to Cheng's idiotic portrayal of a selfish and filthy-rich playboy. He could be the reason why the movie appears to be a disappointed piece.
The office politics and sexual themes have made the movie meaningless at various points. The dirty-minded ideas are at work everywhere in the plot, and it makes you wonder what the real objective of the story is.
However, watch out for a scene where director Wong presents a fake Stephen Chow to Koo. As that particular scene is a huge sign of sarcasm on the relationship of Wong and Chow in reality.
Overall, "Marrying Mr.Perfect" is not a recommended comedy to watch as the movie is just another overly commercial nonsense that tries to force laughter.Cinema Online, 16 April 2012