Dumbly Agent
Hong Kong 2002
Directed by Lam Wai Yin.

Kent Cheng heads up the cast in this story of a security agency run by a woman being driven out of business by the man who heads up the competing agency. But the dedication and loyalty of the guards, including long time employee Cheng and new recruit and martial arts expert Wayne Lai save the day. Several scenes depict recent college graduates looking for, and not finding, work, while others take jobs in coffee shops. The girlfriend of one disparages him for working at something as menial as security guard, but she changes her opinion when she finds that holding a job, no matter how trivial, and working with dedication, is more respectable than being unemployed. Cheng's wife, played by Emily Kwan, seems hungry for money but eventually comes to the same conclusion. The message: there's no shame in answering that help wanted ad at the McDonalds. Not much happens in this message movie but Wayne Lai manages to get a few laughs. Shot on video.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 19, 2004.

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