The idea of being trapped in a movie with Eric
Kot and Natalis Chan for ninety minutes is headache inducing. Their comedy
is as subtle as a pie in the face or a kick in the groin. But strangely
enough, it was not as painful an experience as I would have thought. Three
lovely co-stars may have had something to do with that, but there were
actually some chuckles generated by their bizarre antics.
Eric Kot - kind of a Jerry Lewis on drugs
- has a crush on Athena Chu who he sees everyday at the train station.
He thinks her name is Dkny because those initials are on her handbag. He
annoys someone at work and the wrath of the Tricky King is brought down
I donít know if these tricksters really exist
in HK, but the Stephen Chow film ďTricky BrainsĒ also revolved around such
a character. They are hired basically to destroy peopleís lives and reputations
and they use an assortment of tricks and schemes to do so. In this case
Ericís hand is poisoned by a substance that allows him to have no control
over it. It goes wild chasing after girls, squeezing the bossís private
parts and eventually delivering a baby!. He gets fired and is unable to
find a job.
Finally, he finds employment with Natalis Chan
who is also a trickster. They get hired to ruin the reputation of the very
beautiful Lee Ann d'Alexandry d'Orengiani who is the daughter of a very
rich guy. I wish I knew what her background is, but she is a knockout.
She was also in another film I saw Love Generation HK. Needless to say
the boys (and a girl) canít bring themselves to hurt this sweetie and so
her evil step-brother brings in the Tricky King and it is war ! Some of
the weapons used are the fake swimming pool, magnetic sugar, photo illusion,
horny smoke and of course the honest chicken wing.
A Preston Sturges comedy this isnít, but some
of the routines are amusing and underlying it is a fairly sweet nature.