Boys are Easy (1993)

Plot: Boys Are Easy is a wacky romantic comedy about a father (Richard Ng) encouraging his three daughters to get married before he dies of testicular cancer. First of all, he is really lying, this fake illness is a plan by him and his son (Jimmy Lin) to encourage the daughters to marry.

Daughter number one, Ching Siu-Tung (Brigitte Lin) is a tomboy ass kicking cop. At the start of the movie she is battling against the wild gun slinging Wild Dog (Ken Lo). She manages to arrest him with the help of the King of the Gigolo Karaoke – Tse Sai (Tony Leung). Siu-Tung decides to pay Tse Sai a wealthy sum for him to act as her boyfriend for the six months.

The second daughter, Ching Siu-Nan (Maggie Cheung) is a Care Worker, to whom is set up with one of her patients sons, her son is a crazy Triad named Wu Ying (Jacky Cheung). Although Wu Ying has a alterative motive for dating Nan. His Triad leader has chosen him to murder the famous cop ‘Ching Siu-Tung’.

The youngest daughter Siu Sze (Chingmy Yau) is a young doctor. One of her regular patients (really regular, twice a week!) attempts to set her up with her son, Chi Ko (Ekin Cheng). Chi Ko is a 27 year old virgin from the USA, he spent his years studying. She declines and forgets all about it. Later in the evening she goes for a work out at the gym, where a group of rowdy teens mistake her as a prostitute. The teens force Chi Ko to pay her for a quick session. Siu Sze decides to play along with Chi Ko. It turns out that Chi Ko doesn’t want to sleep with her, so he tells her to take the money and just tell the guys what they want to hear.

Siu Sze decides to date Chi Ko for being such a gentleman, but she is still playing along that she is a whore, coming up with a story about her being raped as a child and working on the streets since she was able. this leads into some funny scenes between Chi Ko and her uncle (Wu Fung), who was claimed to have raped her.

Review: Now the story basically continues the story of these three relationships and some of the troubles they counter along the way.

This film is a decent slice of wacky rom-com. It can be closely compared to Kevin Chu’s “Flying Dagger”, the wacky comedy and on screen chemistry are similar also the cast, Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung, Jimmy Lin and Jacky Cheung all had roles in Flying Dagger. This could be claimed as a good comedy, yet some scenes are too wacky for some.

Final Thoughts – Entertaining to say the least.

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