CJ7

Film
Recommended
4 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars
CJ7 is a squishy alien with rubber legs and a furry head that crash-lands ‘ET’ fashion into the life of Dicky (Jiao Xu), a Hong Kong boy. Dicky’s father, single parent Ti (Stephen Chow) struggles on a construction worker’s wage to have him educated at a private school. Life’s tough – but Ti instils in Dicky a set of social mores to which he expects him to adhere. When CJ7 arrives, Dicky’s education suffers. It takes a personal tragedy for the kid to tow the line.

Chow’s film is a charming, funny illustration of family life that explores the notion of being given a second chance. Xu, a girl playing a boy, is an expressive performer beyond her years. But CJ7 steals the show with its range of expressions; the scenes where it’s subjected to comic violence are especially funny. A kids’ comedy with a heart.

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Release details

Rated:
PG
Release date:
Friday August 8 2008
Duration:
0 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Stephen Chow
Screenwriter:
Stephen Chow, Fung Chi Keung, Vincent Kok, Sandy Shaw, Tsang Kan-Cheung
Cast:
Stephen Chow
Xu Jiao
Kitty Zhang
Fung Min Hun
Lam Chi Chung
Lee Shing-Cheung
Yuqi Kitty Zhang