My Kung Fu Sweetheart (2006) Chinese Movie Information
Title in Chinese – 野蛮秘笈
Title in Pinyin – Ye Man Mi Ji
Genre – Kung Fu & Comedy
Subject/theme –A family of Kung Fu masters must unite to fight a super powerful enemy
Language – Cantonese
Region – Hong Kong, China
Singapore – 26 January 2006
China – 29 January 2006
Hong Kong – 9 February 2006
Running Time – 90 minutes
Cast & Role Played
Cecilia Cheung – Phoenix
Leo Ku – Dragon, company boss
Yuen Wah – Kung Fu master and Phoenix’s father
Yuen Qiu – Kung Fu master and Phoenix’s mother
Wong Jing – Kung Fu master and friend of the family
Wong Yat-Fei – Abbot of the Kung Fu school
Benz Hui – CEO of Phoenix’s company
Lam Suet – Handsome Willy
A young Phoenix discovers that she is from a family of Kung Fu masters and begins her training in a mountain temple at the age of 14. Later when she has grown up, her parents are divorced, father is unemployed, her mother works in business and she uses her kung fu to avoid being late to work. One day a new manager joins her company and she discovers he is the man she is prophesied to be the love of her love.
At the same time, an evil traitor is using unbeatable wicked Kung Fu from the temple is killing business men in the pursuit of building a business empire and is planning to kill Phoenix’s love. To defeat the traitor, Phoenix must reunite her family, save her loves life and battle the traitor.
Editor’s Review of My Kung Fu Sweetheart – Score 5/10
My Kung Fu sweet heart has a brilliant cast with the lovely Cecilia Cheung, Yuen Wah, Wong Yet Fei and Lam Suet. The problem is the dialogue is hopeless, the characters shallow, the humour cheap and idiotic and the Kung Fu sloppy and low quality. The actors are constrained by one dimensional characters and have no chance of rescuing the movie. The use of a Condor suit just adds insult to injury and further detracts from the quality of the movie. You’d need to be a rabid fan or extremely bored to find watching this movie worth while.