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Crazy N the City (2005)


Plot: Crazy N’The City is the story of two street cops and a middle aged man who has lost his sanity.

Set in Wan Chai the two street cops are the stiff Chris Chan (Eason Chan) and the over enthusiastic newbie cop, Manly (Joey Yung). Chris’s ambition as a police constable has worn out over the past seven years, he has became lazy towards his duty and basically fed up with his job. He is teamed up with the newest addition to the police force – Manly. Manly has just been transferred from a small village town to the big city and is more than excited to be there. With this new lease on life, you’d think some of it would rub off on old grumpy Chris? It doesn’t.

Shing Wong (Francis Ng) is the local mad-man in Wan Chai. Shing lost his sanity when his business went bankrupt, his wife had a miscarriage loosing their expected twin daughters and as well as running up some large debt with the local loan sharks. With his near suicide attempt he now lives with his sister, Rachael (Kara Hui). Living above their flat is Phoebe (Meng Zhang) a another village girl to whom has moved to the city to run a massage parlor although most of her customers are wanting a little more ‘bang’ for their buck. Shing finds himself admiring the lovely young phoebe and a unique relationship forms between the two.

These three characters lives are rocked when a mysteriously killer dubbed ‘The Rainy Murderer’ begins killing various young women in the district known as Wan Chai…

Review: James Yuen impresses his audience with this light hearted and touching drama. For everyone that has seen this movie will know that Francis Ng pulls off a great performance as his role of the mentally corrupt family man.

Eason Chan is also very good in this movie, in past viewing’s im pretty sure all of his other performances I’ve seen of his are comedies. Well okay, I’ve only seen him in Enter the Phoenix and he was very camp.

This movie has quite the handful of guest appearances first of all we have Hui Shiu-Hung and Sam Lee playing other cops alongside Eason Chan. Liu Chi Kai makes an appearance at the start of the movie. Chin Kar-Lok makes two appearances as one of Shing’s childhood mates, but nowadays fools the Crazy Shing that his broken mobile phone is actually still working, but don’t worry he redeems himself.

Alex Fong makes an appearance later in the movie as motorcycle cop that blows Manly’s mind. Lam Suet appears in the film as thieve who had stole some powered milk for his child, aww. An aging Waise Lee makes appearances at the start and end of the movie as a CID officer.

Many will now have believed that James Yuen has stepped up a notch in the directing game, many will know him for past films such as My Wife is 18 (which I personally enjoyed) and Driving Miss Wealthy, which I haven’t seen so I can’t give out any statements.

Final thoughts, light hearted, warm and a great drama, Enjoy it!

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