Dummy Mommy without a Baby
Hong Kong 2001
Directed by Joe Ma.

It's not that I hated this light situation comedy about a woman who pretends to be pregnant in order to keep her job, it's just that there isn't anything special about it. I remember a time when Hong Kong comedies were outrageous, even the quietest ones containing at least one or two gags that would shock, horrify, or amaze. But not anymore. Now they resemble more than anything else Hollywood movies of the same type. Just about anything with Hugh Grant in it comes to mind by way of example. These films might have a few chuckles, but for the most part you're just watching the film and theoretically caring about the characters. DUMMY MOMMY had some cute moments, and star Miriam Young does manage to be mostly endearing, but I have to be honest with myself -- if it was an American movie, I wouldn't give it the time of day.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 08, 2004.

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