Thursday, February 14, 2008

Movie > CJ7

Can't take my mind off Pangkor yet, though it's already a few days passed by. Been so busy with work, preparing a Business Blueprint documentation for a project I'm in now. So I decided to keep it off by going to the movie alone and watch a Chinese movie, CJ7.Synopsis:
CJ7 is the latest comedy feature from director and star Stephen Chow following his worldwide hit, “Kung Fu Hustle.” Featuring the trademark Chow slapstick humor, CJ7 is a comedy about a poor laborer father, Ti, played by Stephen Chow, and his young son, Dicky. When a fascinating and strange new pet enters their lives, Dicky, an elementary school student, sees a chance to overcome his poor background and shabby clothes and impress his fellow students for the first time in his life. The “pet” however has other ideas and when Dicky brings it to class, comedic chaos erupts including a showdown with the terrifying school bully, Storm Dragon!XU JIAO (Dicky Chow)
This is Xu Jiao’s first movie, but to judge from the comments of cast director Connie Wong, she has a bright future in film: “While we were in Ningpo, we heard that a young girl had done an outstanding audition for the role of Dicky. We really thought that Xu Jiao’s performance matched Dicky Chow’s mature personality. On top of that’s she’s not at all timid and her acting is so natural, so we decided to cast her in the role.”
On casting a girl in the role of the young boy, Connie Wong elaborated: “Thousands of boys auditioned, but we couldn’t find one that came close to Dicky Chow’s personality. While we were auditioning the girls for some of the other characters, we found that they were more natural than the boys and so that gave us the idea of having a girl play Dicky. Xu Jiao ultimately brought the character to life with her performance.”STEPHEN CHOW (Ti)
CJ7 is the fifth feature directed by Stephen Chow, Asia’s number one comedy star and one of the region’s most beloved entertainers. He has starred in more than 50 films, but it was the success of 2001’s “Shaolin Soccer” that lifted him to a level of stardom occupied by only a handful of others in the region. Like “Kung Fu Hustle,” Chow also wrote, directed and starred in “Shaolin Soccer.” Though a Hong Kong-produced film, “Shaolin Soccer” broke box office records across Asia, including the non-Chinese speaking countries such as Japan and South Korea. He will next produce the major live-action feature film version of the hugely popular Japanese Manga comic feature “Dragonball

*** Personally, I enjoyed this movie. The element of simple yet funny jokes adds to the interesting movie. Suitable for those who wants to sit and enjoy the movie without thinking too much... and I can't beleive that the boy, Dicky, in the movie is actually a girl.. Nice acting, dear!

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