Tuesday, May 9, 2017

天公仔 LUCKY BOY Movie Review


Gala Premiere

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Review

An affection for a girl that started from a very tender age. Great acting from the three guys who grew up chasing girls. A fun loving movie from a local production. With the director vast experience as a award winning script writer in mediacorps, he definitely excel in this movie as a director. He also very detail for things in the movie. The movie settings started from 1970s. You get to enjoy some of the beautiful songs as it passes through the years. Somehow, the movie bring back some old nostalgic music, places to those who have good old days memories of yesterday. 

The casts are familiar to our local Singapore audience. I guessed it is our local brand of humour that bring all races together in Singapore. Something that we can appreciate.  There are some touching moments as well as one shocking news somewhere in the middle of the movie. I guessed life is unpredictable. 

The movie has the backing of Jack Neo, Clover Film Singapore and MM2. Watch it in cinemas from 18 May 2017. 

My rating is 3.5 / 5


Synopsis

Luck has never shone on Lin Yu since birth. Following a series of unfortunate events, his Mother, Wu Zhi seeks divine intervention despite her husband, Lin Chong’s displeasure, and the fortune teller predicts that Lin Yu will meet with misfortune throughout his life and the safest bet is to maintain a low profile and live life with the motto – do less and make fewer mistakes.

Lin Yu has been holding a torch for a classmate Qing Qing since childhood days. He lost touch with Qing Qing when the latter withdrew from school suddenly. Through his teenage years, Lin Yu constantly searched for Qing Qing and often being mocked by his childhood buddies of Da Jie and Ray.

Just as what the fortune teller prophesize, when he finally meets Qing Qing, she is happily attached. Even when she breaks off with her beau, the two stays chummy but couldn’t go beyond friend-zone.

After a series of life-changing incidents over decades, Qing Qing returns to attend a class reunion  only to realize that she has mistaken that Lin Yu all these years...

从出生那天起,林羽的运气就不佳。一连串的“差一点”和倒霉事相续发生,尽管父亲-林冲不以 为然,母亲-吴芝执意寻求相士为林羽解命。结论是林羽这辈子运气不好,最好少做少错。从此母 亲就教诲林羽低调生活。

林羽打从小学时代就暗恋青青,但她突然退学,没留下任何联络方式导致两人失联。从此,林羽 一直探听青青的行踪,同学兼损友大杰Ray 看到他对青青如此难以忘怀,一直拿他开玩笑,直 到他碰到青青那天!

虽然林羽与青青终于碰上,但两人的缘分似乎不到。 要不是青青与男友热恋中,就是林羽表白失 败,两人终究没能成功在一起…

多年以后,几经转折,大家经历了不同的际遇。 青青回返参加同学聚会时竟然发现他这么多年来 一直误会林羽…

Movie Information

MOVIE TITLE 电影名称
LUCKY BOY 天公仔
RELEASE DATE 上映日期
18 MAY 2017
DIRECTED BY 导演
BORIS BOO 巫培双
SCREENPLAY 编剧
BORIS BOO, LIM TECK, DANNY YEO
巫培双、林德 、杨君伟
GENRE 类型
COMEDY, DRAMA 喜剧片、剧情片
LANGUAGE 语言
MANDARIN, ENGLISH 华语、英语



Casts & Production Information

DIRECTOR/ SCREENWRITER – BORIS BOO 巫培双

Boris has been in the media industry for 19 years, in which he spent more than 6 years as a Scriptwriter in MediaCorp Studios Chinese Drama Division, conceptualizing and writing more than a hundred scripts for various local sitcoms, short films and variety programs.

From 2003 to 2011, being the Creative Director of J Team Productions, Boris was heavily involved in most of the company’s movie screenplays and played a pivotal role in all the J Team Productions.

In 2007, his work Just Follow Law was nominated for Best Original Screenplay in the 44th Golden Horse Awards. In the following year, his script The Ghost Blog came in Third in the Film & TV Co- Production Meeting organized by the Golden Horse Awards Committee. In 2009, Boris made his directorial debut as a co-director to Jack Neo’s Where Got Ghost? The movie grossed S$2.8 million and RM5.25 million in the box office for Singapore and Malaysia respectively. He went on to direct his full feature Aku Tak Bodoh (Malay remake of I Not Stupid 2), Phua Chu Kang, The Movie, Greedy Ghost, showing his talent and ability to take on movies of various genre. His recent works include  Filial Party (2014). 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - JACK NEO 梁志强 

Jack Neo is one of the most prolific filmmakers in Singapore. He started his career on television in 1980 and became one of the most successful and recognisable celebrities in Mediacorp for his comedic roles on both film and television. His two most notable cross-dressing roles on film and television are Liang Po Po and Liang Xi Mei, both skits in the long-running comedy variety show Comedy Nite. He also set up his own production house and artiste management company, J Team Productions. Since then, he became a filmmaker and created his first film, Money No Enough. The  same year, Neo received the Best Director Award at the Silver Screen Awards in 1998 for his short film and was also awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award in the following year in recognition of his contributions to Singapore's media industry. In 1999, Neo made his directorial debut in That One Not Enough.

In recognition of his achievements and contributions towards Singapore's media industry, Neo was awarded the Public Service Medal Award in 2004 and the Arts Cultural Medallion Award in 2005. He continued to clinch many various awards such as the local 'Top 10 Special Achievement Awards' from the Special Achievement in the Arts Award, and also the prestigious Best Actor and 'The Most Popular Singapore Movie' awards by Malaysia Golden Wau Awards 2013.

Neo's films have participated in various film festivals round the world and had won various awards. Locally in Singapore, some of the films are top grossing box office numbers. His most successful movie, Ah Boys to Men, broke several box office records in Singapore and became the highest- grossing movie within a short span of five weeks. Its sequel, Ah Boys to Men 2, broke the box office record yet again. In 2015, Neo released a short film ‘That Girl’ as part of the omnibus 7 Letters to commemorate Singapore's 50th year of independence and Long Long Time Ago and Long Long Time Ago 2 in the first quarter of 2016. And in 2017, Neo produced both local CNY movies, Take 2 and The Fortune Handbook.

CAST & CHARACTERS

WANG WEI LIANG 王伟良 as LIN YU 林羽

Wang Wei Liang started his career in the entertainment industry as a “Getai” singer before  catapulting to fame through the Jack Neo’s movies Ah Boys To Men series. Later on, in 2014, he took on a leading role In Jack Neo’s movie The Lion Men. Wei Liang was awarded OMY Best Newcomer Award in 2012 and with a flair in hosting and singing, he is seen in the local variety field co-hosting shows like GeTai Challenge, BENGpire and Let’s Go Dating. His latest works include Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen, and the movie was crowned the highest grossing opening weekend Asian movie in Singapore of all-time.

VENUS WONG 王敏奕 as QING QING 青青

Venus Wong is an up-and-coming Hong Kong actress who graduated from New York Film Academy. The 25-year-old made her acting debut in the 2008 horror film Forgive and Forget, directed by Patrick Kong and later starred in the EEG film, Diva, and The Midas Touch. More recently, Venus was lauded for her brilliant performance in TVB (HK) drama, Never Dance Alone, starring as the younger self of award-winning actress, Rachel Lee. She also starred in the 2015 local movie, King of Mahjong as well as in 2017 Mediacorp’s Toggle original series, K.O.

CHEW CHOR MENG 周初明 as LIN CHONG 林冲

Chew Chor Meng, a well-known household name, started his career in MediaCorp Studios after winning Star Search in 1990. Since then, he has never failed to make it to the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes in Star Awards, since its inception in 1994. He was able to immerse himself so well into his characters that viewers often have a lasting impression of his roles. This was evident when he bagged the Best Actor award in Star Awards 2000 in "Hainan Kopi Tales", and his popularity has also spread across the causeway as he was voted the Most Popular MediaCorp Male Artiste in Malaysia in 2000. His latest works include MediaCorp Channel 8 “118 II”, the sequel to 2014’s long-running heartland drama.

CHEN XIUHUAN 陈秀环 as WU ZHI 吴芝

Chen Xiuhuan started her acting career at the age of 18 after attending the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation's drama training course. She became one of the biggest local TV stars of the 1980s and early 1990s, best known for her iconic portrayal of a lovable alien in 1988’s fantasy drama Star Maiden, followed by the 1990’s sports drama, The Winning Team, as a volleyball player. In 1997, she left the entertainment scene at the height of her popularity to get married and become a full-time housewife. She briefly returned to television in 2005’s A Promise For Tomorrow and has also appeared in several children's programmes since. Lucky Boy marks her return and sees her reunion with long-time on- screen partner, Chew Chor Meng.

JEREMY CHAN 田铭耀 as DA JIE 大杰

Jeremy Chan was talent-spotted from Project SuperStar II and recognised for his head of corn rows, cheeky humour and unique ‘Japanese-looking’ charm. Later that year, Jeremy made his hosting debut in On the Beat, MediaCorp’s top rated variety show. He subsequently went on to host for On the Beat II, III, IV, V. In 2009, he made his acting debut in Table of Glory, a MediaCorp Channel 8 drama. In  2010, he made his film debut in Being Human, a J team Productions movie. His latest works include MediaCorp Channel 8 “118 II”, the sequel to 2014’s long-running heartland drama.

ROZ PHO 傅丽安 as LIN MEI LING 林美玲

Roz, or Rosalind, is a familiar face to most teenagers and young adults. She debuted in her first Singapore and Hong Kong collaboration feature film, Street Angels at the age of 16. Roz has been actively taking up acting classes for 17 years and in 2003, she starred in MediaCorp Channel 5’s  drama Light Years. She went on take on leading roles in other TV dramas Heavenly Fathers, Parental Guidance and Pawn of Love. In 2008, Roz debuted in the popular US television movie, Kung Fu Killer. Her recent works includes MediaCorp Channel 5’s long-running drama, Tanglin and co-hosting of clicknetwork.tv (Singapore’s online TV network) program, Hypehunt.

TERENCE THEN 邓国强 as RAY

Terence Then is a dancer and choreographer best known for his appearances on the local comedy YouTube channel, Wah Banana. He runs his own channel where he posts choreography videos. In 2016, Terence made his film debut in the local movie, 4 Love.

PRISCILLA LIM 林茜茜 as WAN WEN 婉文

Priscilla Lim is a budding actress who has taken up various roles in Mediacorp Channel 8, Channel U dramas, as well as variety shows on Starhub cable channel. Her recent work includes 2016’s  Mediacorp Channel 8 Drama, The Queen and Mediacorp Toggle original series, I Want To Be A Star.

MELODY LOW as YU MEI 玉妹

Melody Low is a freelance actress-model. She started her modelling career at the age of 15 and is best known for her appearances on the local comedy YouTube Channel, cheokboardstudios. Before gaining online fame in 2014, Melody joined Miss Universe Singapore 2012 and made it to the top 14 finalist. The same year, she came in top 10 of Singapore FHM Models and was the winner of Miss Singapore Super Import Nights. In 2015, Melody made an appearance in Ah Boys To Men star, Tosh Zhang’s hip-hop music video, Lingo Lingo and local rapper Shigga Shay’s music video, ShiGGa Morning. She made her film debut in the R21 erotic thriller, Siew Lup early this year.

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