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Jordan Chan (Actor) | Cecilia Cheung (Actor) | Lau Ching Wan (Actor) | Paula Tsui (Actor)
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After Fantasia and Himalaya Singh, Wai Ka Fai brings the Chinese New Year comedy The Shopaholics in 2006. Lau Ching Wan and Cecilia Cheung star as an apparently perfect couple that actually has major problems. Besides being packed with laughs, the comedy also invites audiences to rethink romance and materialism. After all it's shopping that connects and disconnects people in The Shopaholics!

Fong (Cecilia Cheung) is obsessed with shopping to the extent of incurring heavy debt, whereas psychiatrist Dr. Choosey Lau (Lau Ching Wan) can't even buy himself lunch because of his phobia of making choices. While Fong and Lau are going out fine, she comes across a penny-pinching tycoon (Jordon Chan) who occasionally becomes a spendthrift. Meanwhile, Lau meets his ex-girlfriend (Ella Koon) who never got over their breakup. Their relationships develop into a four-way engagement, and even a joint wedding! With help of a shopaholic psychologist (veteran singer Paula Tsui), can they resolve their messy relationships in the end?

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Product Title: Shopaholics (2006) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 最愛女人購物狂 (2006) (DVD) (香港版) 最爱女人购物狂 (2006) (DVD) (香港版) Shopaholics (2006) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) Shopaholics (2006) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Artist Name(s): Jordan Chan (Actor) | Cecilia Cheung (Actor) | Lau Ching Wan (Actor) | Paula Tsui (Actor) | Amy Kwok (Actor) | Law Ka Ying (Actor) | Maggie Shiu (Actor) | Stephanie Che (Actor) | Ha Chun Chau (Actor) | Ella Koon (Actor) 陳小春 (Actor) | 張柏芝 (Actor) | 劉 青雲 (Actor) | 徐小鳳 (Actor) | 郭藹明 (Actor) | 羅家英 (Actor) | 邵美琪 (Actor) | 車婉婉 (Actor) | 夏春秋 (Actor) | 官恩娜 (Actor) 陈小春 (Actor) | 张柏芝 (Actor) | 刘 青云 (Actor) | 徐小凤 (Actor) | 郭蔼明 (Actor) | 罗家英 (Actor) | 邵美琪 (Actor) | 车婉婉 (Actor) | 夏春秋 (Actor) | 官恩娜 (Actor) 陳小春 (ジョーダン・チャン) (Actor) | 張栢芝(セシリア・チャン) (Actor) | 劉青雲(ラウ・チンワン) (Actor) | 徐小鳳(ポーラ・チョイ) (Actor) | 郭藹明(エイミー・クォック) (Actor) | 羅家英(ロー・ガーイン) (Actor) | 邵美琪 (マギー・シウ) (Actor) | 車婉婉(ステファニー・チェー) (Actor) | Ha Chun Chau (Actor) | 官恩娜(エラ・クン) (Actor) Jordan Chan (Actor) | 장 백지 (Actor) | Lau Ching Wan (Actor) | Paula Tsui (Actor) | Amy Kwok (Actor) | Law Ka Ying (Actor) | Maggie Shiu (Actor) | Stephanie Che (Actor) | Ha Chun Chau (Actor) | Ella Koon (Actor)
Director: Wai Ka Fai 韋家輝 韦家辉 韋家輝(ワイ・カーファイ) Wai Ka Fai
Release Date: 2022-01-28
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese
Place of Origin: Hong Kong
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Widescreen Anamorphic: Yes
Sound Information: Dolby Digital
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Duration: 92 (mins)
Publisher: Panorama (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1110380778

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監制 / 導演 韋家輝

領銜主演 張栢芝 劉青雲

領銜主演 陳小春 官恩娜


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Professional Review of "Shopaholics (2006) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"

December 5, 2009

This professional review refers to The Shopaholics (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
It's that time of the year again. Besides red pockets and (hopefully) a day or two off, Lunar New Year means yet another opportunity for Wai Ka-Fai, Cecilia Cheung, and Lau Ching-Wan to attempt to tickle our funny bone. They did a fine job two years ago with Fantasia, but missed the mark by a good 3000 miles with last year's Himalaya Singh. Their latest attempt: The Shopaholics, an urban farce about people who like to shop too much. In the case of Fong Fong-Fong (Cecilia Cheung), the habit is a major issue. She loses jobs, forgets her responsibilities, and generally acts like a total loon when let loose in one of Hong Kong's omnipresent mega-malls. For Fong-Fong, shopping is more than a hobby, it's a disease.

Enter Choosey Lee (Lau Ching-Wan), a popular psychologist who resolves to cure Fong-Fong. He also hires her to be his assistant, which comes about during a breathless session/interview where the equally addled doctor keeps switching between counseling and interviewing Fong-Fong. Choosey's problem is that he isn't able to make any choices, from buying his lunch, to selecting his fighting style (in a repeated gag, Choosey can't decide which martial art to use when kicking people's asses), to choosing his women. Choosey has an ex-girlfriend, Ding Ding-Dong (luscious-lipped Ella Koon), who's also a shopaholic, but one who's lowered herself to knockoff goods and crappy discounted merchandise. Fong-Fong also has another guy, insanely rich tycoon Richie Ho (Jordan Chan), who alternates between being a tightwad miser and a spendthrift, the latter of which happens when someone competes with him financially. The four eventually demonstrate the seriousness of their neuroses by getting involved in a four-way engagement, the resolution of which is scheduled for their joint wedding day. How screwed up is that?

The answer: plenty screwed up, but that's where all the fun in Shopaholics lies. Wai Ka-Fai seems to be lampooning Hong Kong citizens in general with his tale of spendthrift screwups. Early on, Choosey Lee tells us that Hong Kong people have plenty of mental illnesses thanks to their hectic, fast-paced lifestyles, which are concerned with one thing only: making money. As the stereotype goes, Hong Kong people are all about the $$$, and get involved in such sordid things as massive debt, rampant materialism, and arbitrary choices based on a person's bank account. There isn't room for serious issues in a Lunar New Year flick, and Wai Ka-Fai blithely slides by any real commentary by going for the screwball farce. He does wring some sly laughs from his parody of Hong Kong's culture of materialism, but makes sure to appease the parodied parties by delivering a fantasy about a gorgeous shopaholic like Cecilia Cheung getting stuck between two incredibly rich and eligible bachelors. If only real-life psychiatry patients were as screwed up as the attractive neurotics presented in Shopaholics.

And there are plenty of neurotics to go around. The parents are messed up too, from Wong Tin-Lam, who has narcolepsy, to Law Kar-Ying, who's a gambling addict and can't stop using foul language. The matriarch of this entire bunch is Dr. Phoenix Luk (classic singer Paula Tsui, also playing a shopaholic), who's not actually related to anyone, but serves as the mother thanks to her overly-genial personality and way with psychiatry. She eventually decides to solve the young foursome's choosing issues with a whirlwind of phone call psychiatry on their joint wedding day, directing them to chase, dump, or trick their potential partners in a protracted "get to the church on time" finale that's as amusing as it is breathless and tiresome. Wai Ka-Fai goes for broke with his back-and-forth climax, which mines repetition and overdone histrionics to such an extreme that it only grows exhausting. If you happen to check out Shopaholics and find the breathless pace, overdone characters, and rampant silliness tiring, you're probably not alone.

But the speed of silliness is half the fun of Shopaholics. Things move so quickly and so forcefully that the film's lack of anything substantial doesn't seem to register once the credits roll. Only once or twice does the film really slow down, and the moments manage to be semi-affecting ones between usual costars Lau Ching-Wan and Cecilia Cheung. Neither does anything in Shopaholics worth writing home about; each mugs and overacts with the practiced professionalism of a Lunar New Year film veteran. The same goes for the rest of the cast, the only exception being Paula Tsui, who doesn't really seem to act at all - though Wai Ka-Fai's screenplay and direction don't seem to require it of her. Wai doesn't seem interested in challenging anything or anyone, and goes ultra-innocuous by making everything incredibly light and predictable. The result is too inconsequential to be truly noteworthy, but these are forgiving times. Shopaholics is an entertaining trifle, and fast, fluffy, and funny enough for the masses.

by Kozo - LoveHKFilm.com

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Customer Review of "Shopaholics (2006) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5.9 out of 10 (7)

Kevin Kennedy
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December 1, 2007

This customer review refers to The Shopaholics (US Version)
Should have been better Customer Review Rated Bad 5 - 5 out of 10
The first half of "The Shopaholics" is a mildly amusing tale of people battling their phobias. Sean Lau, Cecilia Cheung, and Jordan Chan deftly bring their screwed-up characters to life. Too bad the film didn't end there.

The second half of the movie seeks to turn the comedy into a wild slapstick affair in which the four phobia-ridden central characters, on their wedding day, cannot make up their minds about whom to marry. Perhaps in more skillful hands this might have been funny, but the direction here is entirely ham-handed and the movie becomes interminable.

One of the major problems of the film's second half is that it places Paula Tsui at the center of the action. Whatever her merits may be as a singer, Ms. Tsui simply cannot act. Her monotonal delivery saps the comic energy from the film and reduces the rest of the cast to flailing about for very few laughs.

Here's my recommendation: Watch the movie until the wedding day arrives, then find something better to do with your time. By the way, when (and why) did Cecilia get those tattoos???
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Kuang-Ying
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February 22, 2007

This customer review refers to The Shopaholics (US Version)
It's a funny movie! Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4 out of 10
The plot is of course, soapy, heavily exaggerated, but at the same time, hilariously funny!

Of course it's very difficult to have the level of severity in those problems as severe as this movie described, even a lot of those random thoughts might cross our minds sometimes.... but if it comes down to reality level, it would not be funny. I like the way this movie is done.

If you are looking for serious and romantic film, this isn't the one for you.
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wahahaha
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August 4, 2006

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worth a laugh Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
wow..this movie is actually a bit more interesting than i thought it would be..

i like how all of the 4 characters had some sort of phobia that causes total chaos throughout the movie

it's not as stupid as i thought it would be..there were a lot of funny scenes..some a bit ridiculous in a way..like the wedding scene..u get her..u fight him..u come to this place.etc..it draws out of reality...so it's quite creative and interesting

all 4 characters were wonderful..actings were delivered well..i really enjoyed ella's performance in the movie...hope she keeps up her acting skills

overall..8/10..this movie is worth your time when u're really bored and got nothing to do
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wahahaha
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August 4, 2006

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worth a laugh Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
wow..this movie is actually a bit more interesting than i thought it would be..

i like how all of the 4 characters had some sort of phobia that causes total chaos throughout the movie

it's not as stupid as i thought it would be..there were a lot of funny scenes..some a bit ridiculous in a way..like the wedding scene..u get her..u fight him..u come to this place.etc..it draws out of reality...so it's quite creative and interesting

all 4 characters were wonderful..actings were delivered well..i really enjoyed ella's performance in the movie...hope she keeps up her acting skills

overall..8/10..this movie is worth yoru time when u're really bored and got nothing to do
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Moly97
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July 20, 2006

This customer review refers to The Shopaholics (US Version)
I like it Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
I was in Hong Kong in March this year and a video store was playing this movie. There were about 10 people or so standing outside the window of the store watching this movie. I think they liked the movie because they were standing there for quite a while. I am glad I finally get to buy it. It is a crazy movie but sure puts a smile on my face.
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