Mahjong for Dummies
Kevin P. Smith | 01/07/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Spin-off from Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer genre, cheerily contrived and hammed up. Sad love story of mistaken identity whit the Mahjong prodigy hero and the casino boss's daughter... Loved it. Funny acting and great showdown ending. Features the "Ten Commandments of Mahjong" sequence, perfect for students and masters alike. Special features includes Mahjong for Dummies primer menu. I'm happy to own it."
Hilarious and a few surprise tearjerkers
K. bui | san diego, california | 02/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The husband and wife of Kung Fu Hustle star alongside a hilarious cast in this entertaining film. This is actually one of my all-time favorite movies! The actors are all really funny, the storyline is great, and you will be surprised that there are some sad moments in the film as well. The storyline is a wacky gambler tries to outrun people he owes money to and accidentally stumbles upon a waitor in a restaurant who is a young man with a superhuman memory. He can remember any order anyone throws at him once and repeat them all perfectly. For example, " I want egg omelet, with tabasco sauce on one side but not the other, three coffees, one with brown sugar and cream, one with the sugar and no cream, and one with only milk, 4 hashbrowns, 2 of them cooked halfway only..." those aren't actual lines from movie but you get idea. The waitor has several people throwing outrageous orders at him that are long and complicated and he doesn't write them down, he remembers every word as soon as he hears. He can even read the phonebook just once and memorize each word perfectly in it. So the gambler sees him as opportunity and tries to teach the young man how to gamble and play mahjong so they can play tournaments and make big money. Unfortunately they are up against some pretty bad mob bosses and also the young man's aunt (the lady from kungfu hustle) who is dead set against him gambling and playing mahjong. Plus, the young man falls in love with a girl but it has deadly consequences. If you guys watch the film, you will laugh all the way through and fall in love with these memorable characters and constantly be surprised at each new twist."