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Electrical Girl
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by Scott Weinberg

"Ever wonder why Japanese cinema isn't noted for its comedies?"
2 stars

Electrical Girl (a.k.a. Faat din chiu giu wa) is one wacky and bizarre comedy from Hong Kong, a leering and silly sex farce that makes the worst of American comedy (i.e. Weekend at Bernie’s Part 2) look like high art by comparison.

Chalk my impatience with this witless romp up to culture shock if you will, but I know infantile pandering when I see it. Fans of international comedy fare may derive some arcane pleasure from Electrical Girl, but all it left me with was a quizzical look on my face and a dull throb in my head.

The plot centers around a horny young Japanese woman (Sophie Ngan) who has electrical genitals. You heard me; when young Jan gets sexually aroused, she emits bolts of electricity from various orifices. Any unfortunate males in the vicinity of her nude form invariably end up singed and smoky, and that’s if they’re lucky. If this doesn’t sound weird enough, it also seems that Jan sees visions of lottery balls as she climaxes. Yep, I said lottery balls.

In order to earn a premonition of all six lottery balls, Jan sets out to find a lover who can really rock her world. Throw in five vulgar scenes that can best be described as an Asian Sex and the City, a series of progressively more inane sexual encounters, and the appearance of Japan’s most absurd crime boss, and you have a recipe for international stupidity.

Some people say love is the universal language; after sitting through Electrical Girl, I’d argue that it’s bad comedy which crosses all cultural lines…unfortunately.

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originally posted: 08/02/02 16:14:25
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12/21/03 Rob Poole 'Ever wonder why Scott Weinberg reviews Hong Kong films by claiming they are from Japan?" 4 stars
5/19/03 Brian Blessed Since when has HK been in Japan? 4 stars
12/07/02 asd good 4 stars
10/16/02 Vic Chang Sophie is beautiful and sexy 4 stars
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Directed by
  Bowie Lau

Written by
  Szeto Cheuk Hon

  Sophie Ngan
  Jimmy Wong
  Shu Ki
  King Yuen
  Lam Suet
  Teresa Mak

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