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Double Fattiness (1988)

Shuang fei lin men (original title)
Siu-Fung (Lydia Sum), an owner of a pizzeria, unexpectedly succumbs to a heart attack. However, her spirit was unable to cross over to the other side, thus, she resurrects into the body of ... See full summary »

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David Chiang

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Gordon Chan (screenplay), Chi-Ming Pang (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Tung ... Mo Jup-shu
Lydia Shum ... Luk Siu-Fung / Chor Siu-heung
Eric Tsang ... Mo Tak-Go
Maggie Cheung ... Diana
Dennis Chan ... Spiritworld Keeper
Paul Chun ... Kum Dai Tse
Bruce Mang ... Lung
Wing-Cho Yip ... Mr. Lin
Kei Mai ... Tse's Men
Timothy Zao ... Tse's Men (as Timothy Zau)
Ronald Wong ... Tse's Men
Jan-To Tam Jan-To Tam ... Tse's Men
James Wong ... Orchestra Director
David Chiang ... 2nd Spiritworld Keeper
Hok Bun Lee Hok Bun Lee ... Health Inspector
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Siu-Fung (Lydia Sum), an owner of a pizzeria, unexpectedly succumbs to a heart attack. However, her spirit was unable to cross over to the other side, thus, she resurrects into the body of a young woman (Maggie Cheung). Afterward, she reunites with her family and tries to convince them that she is alive. Yet, the plot thickens when a woman, unrelated to the family and is physically identical to Siu-Fung, appears, and Siu-Fung's husband (Bill Tung) thinks that that woman is his wife. Written by Oliver Chu

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

19 May 1988 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Fattiness See more »

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D & B Films Co. Ltd. See more »
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Color
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In Cantonese, the lead character's surname, "Mo", is a homonym of a word that approximately means "no/will not/without/will never" (depending on the context of the sentence). In that sense, Mo Jup-shu's name means "Will never lose any opportunity". The son's name, Mo Dut Go, means "will never grow tall". See more »

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Genetic Hong Kong comedy, but still entertaining...
24 January 2016 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Despite being a big fan of Maggie Cheung then I never gotten around to watch this comedy from 1988. And given the fact that I have had the movie in my movie Collection for close to 10 years also. But I finally got around to watching it.

And with it now having been watched, I can say that this is a very generic Hong Kong comedy for the time it was made. With that in mind, don't get me wrong, because I am not stating that it is a bad movie. Just that it follows a very standard 'how-to-make-a-comedy' recipe. And if you have seen just a few of the comedies from Hong Kong from the late Eighties, then you know what you are in for here.

The story in "Double Fattiness" (aka "Shuang fei lin men") is about Luk Siu-Fung (played by Lydia Shum) who owns and runs a pizza restaurant with her husband Mo Jup-shu (played by Bill Tung) and son Mo Tak-Go (played by Eric Tsang). They are being pressured into selling their lot in order for a company raise new buildings. Luk Siu-Fung dies from a heart attack and her spirit becomes reincarnated into the body of the young and beautiful Diana (played by Maggie Cheung).

All in all, then it is a fun storyline that does offer the occasional wholehearted laugh here and there. But what makes the movie work is the cast list which included some good Hong Kong talents. And if you are familiar with the Hong Kong cinema, then the four main talents should be no strangers to you.

But the generic nature of the movie makes it a bit too mundane, which was a shame. But hey, at least you know exactly what you are getting into.


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