Boys Are Easy

Boys Are Easy

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Country: Hong Kong

Status: Completed

Released: 1993

Genre: Comedy


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. (review from
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