You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

 

Rated R · 93 minutes · 2016

Comedy, Fantasy
After mere days of release, the latest from Stephen Chow—the comic genius behind The God of Cookery, Shaolin Soccer, and Kung Fu Hustle—became the highest-grossing film in China. (Like, the highest-grossing film in China ever.) But Sony inexplicably fumbled the American release, dumping it in a few scant theaters with no notice, no ads, and not even an email to tell anybody it existed. That's too bad, because this frantic, sweet fable of a young mermaid (Lin Yun) sent to assassinate a money-grubbing business tycoon (Deng Chao) is a goddamn delight. Part romcom, part musical, part slapstick, and part ecological call-to-arms, the hilarious The Mermaid also serves as a reminder of how visually uninspired and thematically bland American comedies have become — especially when compared to something (anything) from the earnest, clever, wacked-out mind of Chow. This film also features a jetpack (94 min.).
Director: Stephen Chow
Producer: Stephen Chow
Cast: Deng Chao, Jelly Lin, Kitty Zhang, Tsui Hark, Kris Wu, Wen Zhang, Zhang Mei'e and Yang Neng

Now Playing

The Mermaid is not showing in any theaters in the area.

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.

Most Popular Stories


© 2018 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation