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The Eighth Happiness (1988)

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Hong Kong filmmaker Johnny To directed this all-star holiday comedy, another in a string of popular Lunar New Year entertainments for actor/producer Raymond Wong, who engineered the similar All's Well, Ends Well series. As usual, the plot line is just an excuse for a series of amusing cameos and comic routines, but provides a number of laughs as it tells the story of three brothers, the mincingly effeminate Fang Chien-lang (Chow Yun-fat), cartoonist Chien-sang (Jacky Cheung), and their middle-aged older sibling, Chien-hui (Wong). Chien-lang romances both a stewardess (Carol Cheng) and a hedonistic department store saleswoman (Cherie Chung) who has a boyfriend (Lawrence Cheng); Chien-sang falls for a jogger named Ying-ying (Fennie Yuen); and Chien-hui romances a Chinese opera singer (Petrina Fung) whom he isn't aware is the same person who has been crank-calling him. As a result of some telephone problems, all three brothers experience some wild ups and downs in their respective relationships before finally attaining romantic bliss following a climactic opera performance involving all the main characters. As with Wong's other holiday films, genre aficionados will have a field day spotting familiar faces, including Karl Maka and Teddy Robin Kwan in the audience, and City on Fire director Ringo Lam as Fung's husband.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy
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Cast

Raymond Wong
as Chien-hui
Yun-Fat Chow
as Fang Chien-lang
Jacky Cheung
as Chien-Sang
Cherie Chung
as Beautiful
Karl Maka
as Audience
Carol Cheng
as Do-Do
Lawrence Cheng
as Beautiful's
Ringo Lam
as Audience
Fennie Yuen
as YIng Ying
Teddy Robin Kwan
as Hsiu-Fang's
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This one's a "happy new year" film of Hong Kong, 1988, featuring Johnny To as the director and all-star casts. To's direction's solid and professional, but this is not really a great slapstick, because it's just a patchwork of undeveloped ideas. You can enjoy watching it, but then again you don't need to waste your time watching actors having fun either.

Naoya Kugimiya
Naoya Kugimiya

It was actually the prototype off the great success off [Jia You Xi Shi (All's Well, Ends Well) (Family Happiness) (1992)].

WS Wu
WS Wu

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