Sunday, September 26, 2010


Directed by Chan Hing Kai and Janet Siu, La Comedie Humaine is about a Mainland Chinese hitman who ends up in Hong Kong with a film screenwriter. It is convenient to pass this movie off as one of the many disposable Hong Kong comedies, but trust us, if you are a fan of Chinese movies, then you will lap this up. It’s usually bad news when a sequel returns without its lead star, and even more so, if the lead star is one comedian called Stephen Chow. Mainland actor Huang Xiaoming took over Chow’s role as Tang Bo-hu in Flirting Scholar 2 and the result is simply painful. From Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant comes a hilarious and heartwarming new comedy about three friends who dream of breaking free from the mundane world of Cemetery Junction. With poignant and real life issues presenting itself in a fine script like that, it’s hard not to recommend this to today’s skeptical audiences.

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