|J (1985)
Mummy Dearest

Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 03/14/2010

One of director Ronny Yu's early films, Mummy Dearest takes on the seemingly Herculean task of putting the squeaky-clean (and very bland) pop star Alan Tam in a role where he plays a demented serial killer. Oh, did I mention that this is a comedy? On paper, this all sounds like a terrible idea, especially given the woeful nature of the majority of Hong Kong comedies released during this period. But, actually, despite some mis-steps, Mummy Dearest does end up being a fairly fun movie to check out.

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: Tonic
Date: 04/29/2006

When I saw the cover of the VCD I knew that I had to see this film - Alan Tam looking seriously mean.

I found the film to be well crafted and it offers quite a few moments where I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be shocked - or to laugh out loud.

I'm really surprised that I could find so little information out about this film, definitely recommended.