Hua Xin Da Shao
1983 / 99m - Hong Kong
Comedy, Romance
Hong Kong Playboys poster


March 05, 2011


One of the very early Jing Wong films. Like most of his contemporaries, Jing Wong is a "practice makes perfect" kind of director, meaning that a lot of his early work just isn't that great. Hong Kong Playboys is a prime example. It's somewhat decent filler, but if you're looking for a proper Wong film, it's better to skip this one.

Sheng is a real player, but he has some serious competition. When his mom returns from Canada, she brings Ah Mei with her. Sheng and Ah Mei immediately hit it off, but Sheng has his eye on Ying-Ying, a rich girl. Ying-Ying accepts Sheng's marriage proposal, but then Sheng starts to doubt his choice.

Hong Kong Playboys feels like a series of sketches. Wong only cares about the romcom aspect of the film, both score and cinematography are well below par. The performances are okay, but nothing great. Just one of those simple films in Wong's extensive oeuvre. Not terrible once you've seen all his more famous films, but hardly worth the trouble if you're not halfway through his oeuvre.