My Lucky Star (2003)

For the 2003 Lunar Holiday, comedian Vincent Kok Tak-Chiu writes, produces, and directs a hilarious romantic comedy starring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Miriam Yeung Chin-Wah, and Ronald Cheng Chung-Kei. A light-hearted romance with emphasis on comedy, My Lucky Star springs from a well written, colorful screenplay [co-written by Ye Nianchen] that is just non-stop jokes and sight gags.

Though he has done quite a few comedies over the years, My Lucky Star features a great comedic performance by Tony Leung contrasting his more serious work in the Infernal Affairs films and Wong Kar-Wai's In The Mood for Love. Miriam Yeung is delightful as the downtrodden Hung, who has nothing but bad luck. Look for the director [Kok] in an outrageously funny supporting role. The ubiquitous Chapman To pops up once again with a funny performance as a Hong Kong hip-hop wannabe.

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