My Wife is 18
Hong Kong 2002
Directed by James Yuen.


When did Hong Kong comedies suddenly start to resemble the Carol Burnett Show? MY WIFE IS 18 is only one of many comedies that think comedy is better if the actors are laughing at themselves, too. Unfortunately, when that happens, the comedy lacks depth, and forget trying to sell your audience on any real emotions. Charlene Choi, the more anorexic half of the pop act "Twins," is the titular wife, though she is supposed to be shallow and childish, she ends up far too two-dimensional to be sympathetic. And Ekin Cheng, as the older man, is too childish himself to make the conflict very dramatic. The other women in his life (Stephanie Che, Bernice Liu) are far too beautiful and eager to throw themselves at him to make his attachment to Choi seem anything but contrived. There are cute moments, but ultimately this one is entirely disposable.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on June 28, 2004.


Comments

I did't see the movie but I've seen the preview And it seemed funny..

Posted by: Bryant at July 10, 2004 11:29 PM
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