5 February 2019 | BA_Harrison
In 1991 HK flick Pretty Woman, the very sexy Veronica Yip plays Mimin, a nightclub hostess (ie. a prostitute) who finds romance with successful businessman Lin Cha-Sin (Alex Fong); in that way, it is similar to the inexplicably popular Hollywood movie of the same name. Everything else couldn't be further removed.
The film starts off in sleazy Cat III mode: a man returns to work after hours where he sees an attractive young woman, Lo Yin-Hsin (Yip), busy typing. He spies on her, imagining her naked. Excited, he grabs her and forces himself upon her, but in doing so, she hits her head and dies. The man disposes of the body by putting it in her car and setting it on fire. So far, so mean-spirited.
Then, in a preposterous turn of events, the man visits a nightclub where he is amazed to find that one of the hostesses, Mimin (Yip again), is the EXACT double of the dead woman. With his nosy co-workers wondering where Lo Yin-Hsin is, he sees an opportunity to allay suspicion, and hires Mimin to deliver a letter of resignation to the office.
As she leaves the club, Mimin is assaulted by a group of men, but is rescued by a handsome stranger, who sees off the thugs with some nifty kung fu moves.
The next day, the hostess arrives at the office with the letter, but after delivering it, changes her mind and decides to stay. By coincidence, she finds that her handsome saviour from the night before is the boss's son. What are the odds? Cue romance, softcore sex (with full frontal nudity), inter-business rivalry, non-PC comedy, and more kung fu, with a couple of bloody shoot outs for good measure. Erotic highlights include a steamy sex scene in a squash court and Veronica Yip's now legendary shower/bath/swimming pool dream sequence. With all that, who needs Julia Roberts?