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The Fun, The Luck & The Tycoon DVD

Mandarin and/or Cantonese Multilingual DVDs

Hong Kong Movie

Comedy Romance

90 Minutes


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The Fun, The Luck & The Tycoon (1990)


Director: Johnnie To

Starring: Chow Yun Fat, Sylvia Chang, Nina Chi

An engaging, delightful comedy, with superb production values, star performances from Chow Yun Fat and Sylvia Chang, and a supporting cast who maniacally succeed in living up the occasion. By far my favorite Chow Yun Fat comedy so far: TFTLATT takes a gleeful look at materialism and maturity in modern life.

In a world where a diamond necklace costs 40 times the yearly salary of the clerk who sells it, the frantic pursuit of wealth has become the hallmark of the upper class. Yet for amiable billionaire Lam Bo Sun (Chow Yun Fat), there's something ridiculous in the inflated and mercenary values that surround him. "You know what this is?" he says, giving his fiancée (Nina Li Chi) a bauble from the chandelier, "It's bigger than the Hope diamond." She is all to eager to be convinced ... but he revolts.

Searching for higher meaning, Lam kayaks across the bay and starts a new life as a busboy in a fast food restaurant, wooing the boss' sister (Sylvia Chang) with his dazzling smile and naive charm. It would be worth watching just for Chow Yun Fat's blazing charisma, but TFTLATT has lots more to recommend. Like other HK comedies, this film leaves audiences gasping with laughter as its zany physical comedy gallops from scene to scene.

But there's always another dimension: how easily and quickly greed corrupts, and how exalted an experience it is, to pursue and fulfill one's dreams. Bookended by the appearance of Chow Yun Fat in a second role, as a cynical cab driver who mocks both Lam Bo Sun the character, and Chow Yun Fat the actor, TFTLATT never loses the edge or the warmth of its humour. Simply a wonderful film.

DVD: List Price: US $19.95

Sale Price: US$8.95

Language: Cantonese / Mandarin

Subtitle: English / Traditional Chinese / Simplified Chinese / Japanese, Korean / French

All Regions (Can be played on any DVD player in the world)

Letter Box

Rating: I - Suitable for all audiences (roughly equal to an MPPA rating of "G" or "PG") Films rated Category I contain nothing most parents will consider offensive for their children to see or hear. Nudity, drug use, explicit language, violence and adult situations are largely absent, and if present are seen only briefly and at a moderate level.