MR & MRS PLAYER (烂滚夫斗烂滚妻) DVD (2013)
SYNOPSIS: Chinese Feng Shiu master, Carson (Chapman To) was a real ladies‘ man, he had never been in a stable relationship .Carson was a "Natural Born Player”, taking names and breaking hearts. Fate had it that he would meet his match, the hot veterinarian, Chi-Ling (Chrissie Chau). It was love at first sight, but neither could stand the other`s fickle nature lest the affair might have ended as soon as it began. So Chi-Ling invite Carson to move in with her and make him promise to have no sexual contact with any girls for 100 days.
Depending on your tolerance for toilet humour, this might be a good thing or the worst since Mr and Mrs Player marks the third Wong Jing-related DVD review on our site in a short span of a month.
If you are a fan of lurid jokes and bountiful amount of cleavages then you will love this Wong Jing flick that stars Chapman To as a womanizing Feng Shui master, Carson. To win the love of veterinarian Chi-Ling (Chrissie Chau), Carson has to abstain from sex for 100 days despite staying at her place and sleeping together on the same bed. Consider that Carson needs to have sex at least 3 times a day, will he win the bet in the end or succumb to his lustful desires?
Nobody in the right mind will catch a Wong Jing flick for the romance or the narrative and especially in this case, Mr and Mrs Player which exudes zero societal norms and values to learn from. What do you expect from a tale of two hardcore players who are attracted to each other? Wong Jing will pulled out everything under the sun to make you laugh thus the movie is basically 80 minutes of random sight gags with a seriously funny poop joke in-between, a staunch reminder that Wong still has what it takes to make an entertainment movie.
While this is just an in-name sequel to Mr and Mrs Gambler and likely cashing on Chapman To’s fifteen minutes of fame, Wong ropes in To’s usual collaborators, Vulgaria director Pang Ho Cheung and Matt Chow (SDU: Sex Duties Unit) as Carson’s equally horny buddies. Both obviously having a good time improvising with Chapman To while Wong Jing finds time to nap in front of the camera. Of course, there are countless boob and cleavage shots courtesy of Chrissie Chau, Jeanette Leung, Iris Chung and many other ladies whom this reviewer has no knowledge of.
Consider the subject of this movie, gratuitous nudity and sex are inexplicably missing. But that doesn’t stop our protective censors from excluding from what I heard a very funny scene for the DVD. If you appreciate Chapman To’s brand of adult humour and Wong Jing’s crowd pleasing touch then Mr and Mrs Player is neat enough to warrant some laughs.
Equipped with serviceable visual and audio, the DVD comes with Mandarin and Cantonese dual tracks.
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Review by Linus Tee