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最佳女婿 (1988)
Faithfully Yours

Reviewed by: Gaijin84
Date: 04/18/2007
Summary: Uninspired and flat...

Faithfully Yours is a very weak comedy starring Jackie Cheung, Max Mok and Stephen Chow. The three stars have opened a hair salon next to an established barbershop run by Richard Ng. They have no issue with putting him out of business until they meet his beautiful daughter Ying, played by Sharla Cheung. They are collectively smitten and make every attempt to get her to go out with them, even to the point of making fools of themselves in order to garner the favor of her dad at her dinner party. All three get blind drunk and stumble into Ying's room, passing out on the floor. A month later, they find out that Ying is pregnant, and one of them is the father. As a result, each try to prove to Ying that they would be the best husband.

Not surprisingly, Faithfully Yours was released shortly after the Hollywood hit Three Men and a Baby. They could have used a little more time in developing the script, because the writing and acting are simply uninspired. Stephen Chow looks absolutely bored to tears in half his scenes and Richard Ng looks no better. Sharla Cheung is pretty, but also tends to look somewhat clueless for virtually the entire film. Needless to say, this film is not one that should be seen except by the most devoted fans of Stephen Chow, and even that is pushing it.


Reviewer Score: 3

Reviewed by: ewaffle
Date: 09/07/2005

It may be difficult to dislike this movie since it is so earnest and hard working in its unsuccessful attempts to be funny. Which is the problem with “Faithfully Yours”—it isn’t funny. There are moments when the viewer is aware that what he sees is a humorous bit but it stops there with the realization that it should be funny, it is supposed to be funny, perhaps the writers, director and actors thought it would be funny, but realizing that something is a joke and laughing at it are very different. And there are very few laughs in “Faithfully Yours”.

There are competent, essentially one note performances from most of the cast. That Happy, Puddin Lai and Big Eye are constantly together goes from cute to annoying very quickly. If they had each been given a couple of minutes away from the others to develop a personality with which the audience could identify might have given us a bit more interest in who actually is the father of Ying’s baby. Richard Ng plays Richard Ng. Sharla Cheung was very well served by the hair and make-up department. She adopted a kohl eyed look and with a super glossy hair-do/wig added to her already striking appearance she is the center of every scene she is in. A good thing—this movie was only the third of her considerable career and from evidence supplied she couldn’t act scared on a subway platform at 4:00 AM.

Two scenes are indicative of the problem. One, which was at least enjoyable and could have been hilarious, had the three suitors in a cab chasing a cab that Ying is in. They are still trying to win her over by reciting love poetry, declaring eternal faithfulness and professing they will give up everything for her. The actually say these things, though, to their cabby who then relays them by radio to Ying’s cabby (who, it turns out, is insane) who then tells her what he though they originally said. Probably the best scene and worth a few laughs but nowhere near its potential.

The other has the four of them on a bus. Ying is getting sick because of the motion of the bus and is about to vomit. When no one has a tissue for her, one of the guys (Big Eye, I think) whips off his shirt for her to vomit into. He then treasures this part of his beloved, of course. So does the next one whose shirt gets the same treatment, but the third winds up with a shirt full of vomit from a fat girl sitting next to Ying. One could see that this was supposed to be funny but since it was so obvious what would happen from the very beginning of the bit it fell flat.

Not recommended.

Reviewer Score: 2

Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 11/12/2004
Summary: Hit and miss

the comedy here is very hit and miss, some parts you laugh and some you just cringe!!

The plot, well there barely is one, doesn't help,are hk guys really that desperate??

I was bored at times and used the fast forward button, just everyone acting silly (especially jacky Cheung) i just couldn't stand!!


Reviewed by: xiaoka
Date: 05/19/2002
Summary: not bad

I think the last review is way off base. This movie isn't great by any means, but its not a complete waste of time. Its laughs are typical of this year and genre. A late 80s throw-away comedy with a limited plot and a lot of throw away scenes. But its a decent excuse to watch Jackie Cheung and Stephen Chow in a relatively early role. Also Cheung Man is as beautiful as ever. If nothing else the 10 second scene where she's doing aerobics makes it worth the trouble to watch it. I wish she ended up with a different guy at the end, but hey, thats just me...

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 01/12/2002
Summary: Comedy?? I don't think so

This is the worst 'comedy' I have ever seen. It's just not funny, unless babies being thrown over balconys and hitting the ground funny, or where a boy has to put his finger in an electric socket to make the TV work. If you think this is funny, watch it. Otherwise, STAY AWAY. Especially if you don't want to loose respect for Jacky Cheung and Stephen Chow.

A few laughs only, but some jokes were just sick.

Rating (out of 5): 1

(This rating is based on the year & genre, so don't think it's based as a comparison on new releases etc.)

Reviewed by: sarah
Date: 12/14/2000
Summary: Three men and a babe

An amusing but somewhat insignificant comedy starring Sing Jai, Jacky Cheung and Max Mok as three friends who all fall in love with Cheung Man and some how get her pregnant one drunken evening without knowing which one of them "did it". Jacky Cheung is a hairdresser, Max Mok is a fashion designer and Sing Jai sells insurance, although he is also a feng shui master on the side. Richard Ng is Cheung Mans' avaricious father who tries to take advantage of all three, to further his daughters chances of winning Ms Hong Kong. I laughed quite a few times especially at yet another Chinese opera with vacuum cleaners scene, but on the whole it would have been a better movie without Max Mok or Jacky Cheung.