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The Fortune Handbook

Su Fu, a good for nothing brother-in-law tries to steal an age old Chinese pastry recipe from his own brother-in -law in a bid to sell it and get rich quickly. Things quickly take a turn when a God of Fortune sees his plan and decides to turn his life upside down.

Language: Mandarin
Subtitle: English / Chinese
Classification: PG
Release Date: 26 Jan 2017
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 1 Hour 49 Minutes
Distributor: Shaw Organisation, MM2 ENTERTAINMENT SDN BHD
Cast: Christopher Lee, Mark Lee, Li Nanxing, Vivian Lai
Director: Kelvin Sng
Format: 2D

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Writer: Cinnamon Lion

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Watch this if you liked: “King of Mahjong”

The Good, the Bad and the God of Fortune :

• There isn't much to expect when it comes to Chinese New Year movies as every year, it is always the same formula - there is comedy, some light-hearted drama, and a positive family-friendly message.

• However, the movie isn't exactly family-friendly as there are subjects that are not very suitable for the younger audiences, and they aren't very subtle too.

• Acting-wise, the three Lees certainly do great job for each of their roles, and not to mention that they have great chemistry as well but the one who stands out the most is probably Christopher Lee who plays a sort-of antagonist character.

• One big flaw of the movie is the obvious ads and product placements which is kind of too much even though some of the stars attached to this film also happen to be brand ambassadors for certain products.

• But all in all, this is still a fun, feel-good Chinese New Year movie with a very light-hearted theme that pays homages to some of the olden Chinese New Year comedies from Hong Kong.

Trivia:

• The movie was shot in only 20 days.


Cinema Online, 03 February 2017
   
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Classification
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only