Beauty and the Breast (2002)

BeautyAndTheBreast

Plot: Mario (Francis Ng) and Harper (Daniel Wu) are two womanizers who are fascinated with breasts, they have terms and a boob-olgy. They are both personal assistants for a Chairman of an Ointment company. Brother Fat (Matt Chow) is the chairman of the “Piggy Oil” Company. In a bid to modernize his company Fat is convinced by his new senior executives (two big breasted women by the names of Catalina & Lilliana) releasing a new product through the company “Boobie Boosters”, an ointment which enhances the breast tissues.

These two new entry’s to the company become an annoyance to the other women workers. Yuki (Michelle Reis) and her friends Ada (Amanda Strang) & Amy (Halina Lam) find themselves intimidated by the executives. Amy is currently dating Harper, although she is clearly aware that he us eyeing bigger breasted women.

Mario is propositioned into a bet from Fat, woo Yuki into sleeping with him within three weeks and he’ll buy him a BMW, if he fails he’ll loose three months salary.

Mario (aka Playboy No.1) uses the sympathy card on Yuki playing her into believing that he’s dying from a brain tumor. Gullible Yuki is keen on healing Mario and tricks him into visiting her father, a great herbal doctor, who can sense the illness in his patients just by feeling their pulse.

Yuki’s father breaks the news to her and she is furious. To get revenge on the womanizer she takes her revenge against by pouring her fathers own herbal powder know as the ‘Royal Recipe’, which guarantee’s breast development, where as the Boobie Boosters turn out to have some bad side-effects.

Review: Raymond Yip directs this bizarre Rom-Com which is half bad.

When hearing the storyline for this movie it instantly reminded me of “Women from Mars” which was directed by Andrew Lau as well as Raymond Yip in the same year as this. I guess Raymond had more ideas on the subject of men with women’s organs. Where Women from Mars focused more on womanizing men loosing their bits and having them replaced with women’s bits. Beauty and the Breast obviously goes for the breasts this time around.

The cast is great, Francis Ng and Daniel Wu work great in their roles. Lam Chi-Chung plays the third leading male as the young brother of Matt Chow, who finds himself constantly being bulled by his older brother. Office girl Ada, played by Amanda Strang has a soft spot for him. Matt Chow plays his role as the bad guy well, well enough that I found him annoying as hell as well as the two bimbo’s with him.

Guest appearances in the film include Wong Yat-Fei as Yuki’s father. Wong Tin-Lam makes an appearance as the father of Lam Chi-Chung and Matt Chows characters.

The only things that annoyed me in this movie was the annoying english soundtrack of the computer-toned singing and the very weird and CGI shot of Francis Ng’s and Daniel Wu’s breasts exposed, it really isn’t needed.

Final thoughts, a nice refreshing Rom-Com with a great cast. Enjoy!

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