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Uncle Jasper reviews: My Young Auntie (1981)

My Young Auntie [長輩] (1981)

Starring Liu Chia-Liang, Kara Hui, Wang Lung-Wei, Hsiao Ho, Gordon Liu Chia-Hui

Directed By Liu Chia-Liang


Criticizing a film like My Young Auntie is, I’m afraid, beyond my ability. The film is so unabashedly all over the place that any attempt to lasso it all together and rationalize it is something akin to stacking grains of sand on top of each other in an attempt to reach the moon. It is one of those train wrecks so beyond the scope of rational thought, that the only way to experience it is by surrendering yourself to the notion that for the next two hours this film will have its way with you and you will take it like the fresh young piece of meat you are. With all that said, if you have ever thought that square dancing by grown men in pink wigs and guys dressed up like Robin Hood was criminally underrepresented in Shaw Bros. kung fu films, then this may be the movie for you.

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May 10, 2010 Posted by | 1980s, Action, Comedy, Foreign, Martial Arts, Movie Reviews, Uncle Jasper Reviews | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments