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Love on Delivery (Po huai zhi wang) (1994)

  Directed by: Stephen Chow, Lik-Chi Lee
Starring: Stephen Chow, Christy Chung, Man Tat Ng
Links: Love on Delivery on the IMDb, Buy on Video
Genre: Comedy

This movie gets: 8.00 (1 rating)
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"Kung Fu Garfield!" - a review by timchuma

At the martial arts school, the instructor named Black Bear tries to crack onto one of his students (Lily), but she refuses him. Later in the lobby she is teasing him and ends up kissing a delivery boy named Ah An, who is quite taken by Lily and needs to sit down after she tells him she was just joking.

Ah An takes her seriously though and tries to get tickets to a Jacky Cheung concert with little success, but his patience is rewarded when Jacky sees him sitting on the steps and gives him two tickets. Later on, his plan to hide the tickets in an egg sandwich is foiled when one of Lily's friends eats it, but luckily she chokes on it and Lily finds it again.

Lily waits at the bus stop to meet Ah An, but Black Bear turns up and after having his faced smeared with poo by An, he goes to punch him but ends up punching Lily instead when Ah An cowers. Afterwards she says she can't go out with anyone who is a coward.

Broken-hearted, Ah An spots a sign "Coward's Saviour" which turns out to be on a liquor store run by a man nicknamed "Devil Killer". He offers to cheer Ah An up, then decides to teach him Kung Fu to help him (except he is really swindling him).

Ah An goes nuts practising what he thinks is Kung Fu, but just ends up making a mess at work and is fired. When he goes to see his "master" at the shop, he doesn't want anything to do with him and Devil Killer shows him one last move - "Invincible Wind and Fire Wheel" - which involves rolling down a long flight of stairs (he just wants to get rid of him).

Devil Killer leaves, but he feels guilty for tricking Ah An and runs back to stop him, only to fall down the stairs himself. Later on, Lily is in the car park of the martial arts school and is assaulted by Black Bear, but she is rescued by a Kung Fu expert wearing a Garfield head (they call it Gar Fei), whose main move is that he stands up every time after taking a beating. The fight ends when the two combatants roll down the stairs in the Invicible Wind and Fire Wheel move and we find out that it was Ah An who was fighting.

Word soon gets around and the next day Lily is being chased by scores of men wearing bad imitations of Garfield masks trying to take advantage. When Ah An tries to tell her she hits him as he is wearing the same mask.

Things change at the martial arts centre when the Karate master returns from Japan and wants to take over. He also takes Lily away from Ah An, which prompts him to get the help of Devil Killer to issue him a challenge...

A very funny and silly Kung Fu comedy with some excellent fight scenes. The signature move is probably one of the funniest I've seen in a Kung Fu movie (apart from that scene in God of Cookery (1996) with the "18 bronze men of Shaolin") and the final challenge scene was excellent.

timchuma gives this movie 8 out of 10.
Review created on Mon 17 Jan 2005

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