Chinese Orthopedist and the Spice Girls
Hong Kong 2002
Directed by .


Another shot on video cheapie from Small Siu and B&S Creative Films Workshop, and not even the presence of mid-level talent like Cecilia Yip, Kenny B, and Shing Fui On can save it. Four girls live it up and get into trouble when one of them gambles too much and the others have to pay off her debt or else become prostitutes. But that doesn't happen until an hour into the film -- up until then, absolutely nothing happens. It's excruciating. Once some semblance of plot does finally kick in, it's too little, too late. The cast of youngsters are familiar faces from B&S's long running TROUBLESOME NIGHT series; thankfully, their acting has improved somewhat. Kenny B only appears in flashbacks as the dead husband of the titular Chinese Orthopedist (Cecilia Yip). If you're watching it on VCD, just put in the second disc and call it a day. These characters aren't worth taking the time to develop.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on March 24, 2004.


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