特異女朋友 (1993)
Wonder Girlfriend


Reviewed by: Brian Thibodeau
Date: 02/10/2007
Summary: Wish fulfillment for comic book geeks, but not bad!

Unemployed and dumped in rapid succession, comic book illustrator Simon Loui gets what every socially maladjusted fanboy—some of whom probably made this film—can only dream about without wasting tissue: a perky virgin pixie (Jacqueline Law) from outer space who hangs on his every word, inspires him to artistic greatness, lands a gig as a receptionist at his new publishing company, has a marshmallowy concept of human sexuality and fights all his battles for him by puckering her lips like a fish and shooting laser beams from her fingers! Despite the pandering mindset of its makers, including producer Wong Jing, this shot-on-video production moves at a screwball clip, with the ditzy charm of both leads ideally suited to this kind of material.

Reviewer Score: 5

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 02/06/2007
Summary: Yeah, well ...

Manhwa artist loses job and girlfriend is pissed off about him. So he gets drunk and wishes upon a star ... just as a spaceship is flying overhead, and an alien buzzes out and follows him home. Using his comic drawings on the walls as a guide, the alien assumes human form (to become Jacqueline Law) and calls herself Mah-Hey. Girlfriend gets understandably upset and walks out. Artist and Mah-Hey get jobs in a new firm, where she gives him support and help to succeed where he failed before. In between, Mah-Hey drinks water by the large bucketload, occasionally helps artist win fights, and looks into his dreams while he sleeps. The basic plot has been used in many other HKs (e.g. Iceman Cometh, Fantasy Romance), who in turn pinched it from Hollywood.

Shot on video (very cheaply) without ANY subtitles, but fairly easy to follow just the same.

Harmless, pleasant and unexceptional.

Reviewer Score: 4