Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Cat and Mouse|
Actors: Anthony Wong, Andy Lau, Cecilia Cheung
Director: Gordon Chan
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
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I was laughing the whole way through
P. Fry | 11/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Some people will no doubt hate this movie and consider the time they spent watching it to be an absolute waste of an hour and a half on something obviously low-budget, cheesy and over-the-top. The plot is difficult to follow and the acting is often times painful. But I enjoyed it for the comedy, which is beyond a doubt Chinese and I'm pretty sure is parodying other recent Chinese films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Shining Mouse is actually a woman disguised as a man. Her disguise consists of a poorly drawn black moustache and a small beard. Otherwise it doesn't take a genius to be able to tell she's a woman. But Inspector Zhan, the "imperial cat", with whom Shining Mouse is in love, doesn't realize this until it's too late and he's engaged to some relative of the Emperor.
Of all the zany situations and scenes in this film my favorite had to be when Zhan has to use his famous sword to slice up a putrid piece of Rhino skin for a woman whose husband had a skin disease. Zhan apologizes to his sword first and says "I owe you one". To me this scene is the epitome of Chinese humor, pure and simple.
If you are stickler for understanding things like who is related to whom and what the plot actually about, don't rent this, rent something like "Hitch", which is also a very funny love story. But if you get the biggest kick out of lines like "Father, I never learned how to read", "An egg is an egg" and "I thank you for your love" then you'll have a good time with this as I did."
The Imperial Cat vs the Mouse that has a secret...
Martha Mullins | Selma, Alabama USA | 05/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Cat and Mouse is a romantic comedy about a man who is dubbed the imperial cat (which is funny you have to see the beginning to learn why he is called that) who goes after the Mouse who stole a sword from a friend of his. As he and the mouse find out the are really in love with one another... it becomes a game of Cat and Mouse where in they chase each other throughout the entire movie. Who will catch who? Will cat catch mouse? or will mouse catch cat? Or have they really just caught each other?
A funny, funny movie. Don't watch it if you are looking for a lot of action because it isn't an action movie. It is a romantic comedy with a GREAT storyline.
Watch it if you can appreciate a good subtitled story and a great romantic one too."
Not good, not bad
Mojo Jojo | 01/09/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is okay. It tries to be funny and often it succeeds. But at times, it's not quite sure what it wants to be. I laughed a few times, and there was some interesting action scenes. But overall it just kind of meanders its way to the end without getting much of a response from me.
I try not to draw comparisons to other films as that isn't always fair to either movie. But in this case, I have to mention the far superior "White Dragon", a movie much the same but with better humor and stronger action.
This is worth seeing if you're into Asian cinema and want a little light entertainment. Otherwise, nothing much to recommend it."