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八喜臨門 (1986)
My Family

Reviewed by: ButterflyMurders
Date: 06/06/2002
Summary: Hong Kong Disney

I think the best way to describe this film is as a Hong Kong version of a Disney family flick.

It's got the Disney formula-cuteness, a normal, and a middle class family. This family in question is burbling along quite nicely, with some teenage mini-crises (cantopop singer Lui Fong trying to impress a girl, May Lo trying to be cool at school) until mother Fung Bo Bo decides to join an actors club. Not only does she win the main role, she attracts the eye of director Billy Lau and tips the family's world into chaos.

And blah, and blah. There's a lot of cuteness in this film-I just wanted to pinch May Lo's cheeks, and the kid punks were gorgeous. And it's just a little too cute for me, but I wouldn't have minded if the film actually lived up to being a comedy by being funny, but the jokes, I have to say, are worse than those found in Disney films! Eww!

One of the (few) highlights in this film is Billy Lau's performance. He completely hams his role up as the director and steals almost every scene he's in. Almost made me laugh. 4/10

Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

Lite little family comedy, for the most part unburdened bynon-essentials like plot, with Richard Ng and Fung Bo Bo parenting a fickle family in various states of romance, mostly with the wrong people. Cute Pauline Kwan shows up as a teen material girl cum cock-tease.


[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 3