Perfect Girls (1990) is another one of Wong Jing's paycheck films. In his on words, he'll make the kind of films that the public wants. Out of every ten films, he'll make a film that's near and dear to him. The rest of the time he'll make the kind of movies that'll make him the kind of money that'll fund his next "personnel project". Sure his mainstream films are schlocky and cheesy, but they're a whole lot of fun!
Perfect Girls was made during the period when Wong Jing's film making career really began to take off (as in productivity). The story concerns a rich and wealthy elderly Chinese man who's on his death bed. He laments that his only grandson is still not married. Before he dies he wants to see him married to a nice girl. If he does, he stands to inherit his entire fortune. But the problem is his grandson his waiting for the "perfect woman" who's a combination of several H.K. film actresses. The kid's mom is also worried that he'll never find a bride and remain a bachelor for the rest of his life. Can he find true love or will his mom and best friend try and find him a suitable bride, any bride?
An entertaining film from Wong Jing, it's sappy and sweet. Filled with his usual stabs at western films and culture. Like all of his films, the dialog is sharp and funny whilst the direction his very good. Even on a modest budget Wong Jing can always be counted on. A young Michelle Reis also co-stars in this film, along with Wong Jing who co-stars as a honey lipped Lothario. A fun film that's worth watching.
Michelle Reis is an attractive lass!
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