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Genre: Comedy
Starring: Eric Tsang, Meng Yao, Jo Koo, Chin Ka Lok, Cheung Siu Fai, Wong Cho Lam, Lam Ka Tung, Lam Tsz Sin
Director: Chung Qing
Rating: PG
Year Made: 2007




- Trailer




Languages: Chinese/Cantonese
Subtitles: English/Chinese
Aspect Ratio: -
Sound: -
Running Time: 1 hr 45 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Scorpio East




Irresponsible heart-throb Teddy (Eric Tsang) never knows he has a gorgeous daughter, Pearl (Meng Yao). Short of cash, his friend Wendy (Jo Koo) finds 5 desperate men - The Preacher (Chin Ka Lok), Tony (Cheung Siu Fai), Bruce (Wong Cho Lam), Broke-back (Lam Ka Tung) and Casanova (Lam Tsz Sin), who are willing to pay to learn knowledge of chasing girls from Teddy. Unfortunately, Pearl becomes their target.Teddy's long-time rival, Rocky (Ah Nat) also has intentions towards her. Will Pearl end up as a victim to these 7 lustful men, including her father?


Ten minutes into this Hong Kong movie (one of the countless pictures which never made it to the big screens here) and I wondered to myself: “What am I doing, wasting my precious time on a, well, to put it nicely, bad movie like this?” I was on the verge of stopping the player to take a nap (yes, apparently that is more constructive to me at that point in time) before I realized that I had the civic duty of informing our dear readers of what potential harm this movie could do to you.

So I continued watching the flick. The entire remaining 90 minutes of it.

Produced by Wong Jing and Eric Tsang (why am I not surprised?), this 100-minute (god, someone feel sorry for me for sitting through this crap!) tells the story of five men played by Lam Tse Sin, Cheung Siu Fai, Wong Cho Lam, Lam Ka Tung and Chin Ka Lok (the last two being the more familiar names) who take lessons from Tsang on how to win women’s hearts. Along come Tsang’s daughter (newcomer Meng Yao), who’s apparently the “Beauty” in the movie title. And what happens next is really of no consequence.

Those who are familiar with Wong’s brand of comedy may realize that he has reached a new low with this Chung Shu Kai-directed movie. With a sloppy plot and really low production values, I really wonder who gave the go-ahead to make this picture. True, I was amused by the bikini clad girls (come on, which guy wouldn’t be?) who have obviously been exploited, but the thought of the really bad jokes just made me decide that this is the shoddiest movie I’ve seen – ever. Don’t even get me started about the beach scenes – is that place they shot at a piece of reclaimed land or something? It’s almost too hideous for anyone’s eyes.

I also feel embarrassed for the cast who had to be part of this silliness. It’s amazing how actors like Lam (he was cool in Johnnie To’s Election series) and Chin (he was a gem in Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution) actually signed up to be in movies like this which kind of tarnish any self-respected movie-goer’s fine impression about them. Lam Suet’s (Brothers, Invisible Target) comical bully was a nice distraction from the rest of the obnoxious characters, and I almost thought it was sinful that Wong actually cast his own Dad Wang Tian-lin in the movie.

After my continual whines and rants, it’s obvious that this movie is loathsome and intolerable to sit through. Yet, for the good of mankind, I have given up 100 whole minutes of my precious weekend to inform you of what to avoid on your next trip to the video store. Some readers may feel that I am putting a front of a self-important and serious movie critic here, but when my parents shook their heads disapprovingly at the DVD’s badly-designed cover, I guess it really says a lot about the movie. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.


This Code 3 DVD contains only a Trailer for the movie.


The disc’s visual transfer is okay, but why would I want to care? There are original Cantonese and dubbed Mandarin audio tracks to choose from.



Review by John Li


Other titles from Scorpio East:

. Brothers

. Underdog

. Keeping Up With The Steins

. 881

. Ratatouille

. The Invisible

. The Lookout

. Alone

. Bar Paradise

. China Vampire

. Hooked On You

. Who Slept With Her?

. The Jungle Book

. Disney Princess Enchanted Tales

. Goal II: Living the Dream

. Hanna Montana

. Meet The Robinsons

. Wild Hogs

. Breaking And Entering

. Jump In

. Primeval

. Forest of Death

. The Fox and the Hound 2

. The Fox and the Hound

. Dumbo

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. Protege

. The Curse of the Golden Flower

. A Battle Of Wits

. Rain Dogs

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. Exiled

. Operation Undercover

. Diary

. Fatal Contact

. Singapore Dreaming

. Rob-B-Hood

. On The Edge

. The World's Fastest Indian

. Dragon Tiger Gate

. Unarmed Combat

. Crazy Stone

. Election 2

. We Are Family

. I Not Stupid Too

. The Shoe Fairy

. 2 Becomes 1

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. Dragon Eye Congee

. A Chinese Tall Story

. Perhaps Love


. Election

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. Wait 'Til You're Older

. The Maid


This review is made possible with the kind support from Scorpio East


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