La Brassiere
Hong Kong 2001
Directed by Patrick Leung.

It's the Hong Kong WHAT WOMEN WANT, with Lau Ching-Wan and Louis Koo as men hired to design the ultimate bra. Most of the women in the office are fawning over them, except Gigi Leung, who will never respect a man's design because they have no breasts. It was not long ago that Hong Kong comedy largely consisted of men staring at a woman in a bra and getting a nose bleed, so no doubt the constant bra shots and open mouthed staring were cause for great hilarity and helped make the film a box office smash. I must admit I find nothing wrong with having lots of women parading around in bras myself. This is an art form I can get fully support. But the film goes on a bit too long, at 109 minutes, there are at least twenty minutes in the film that should be on the cutting room floor. Louis Koo is charming, Lau Ching-Wan amusing, and Gigi Leung adorable, so fans of those actors should not be disappointed. My wife assures me it was much better than WHAT WOMEN WANT, though I can't really take that as much of a recommendation.

Rating: Marginally Recommended (Marginally Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 13, 2004.

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