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Review: Vulgaria

By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 25, 2012

"Your attention please," announces a voiceover at the start of the new movie from Pang Ho-Cheung. "This film has been classified as vulgar comedy. It contains high amounts of coarse language, adult themes, political incorrectness, discrimination, and sexual situations. . . any persons who are unable to accept these themes will be granted 10 seconds of screen time to leave the cinema." I'll save you the time. This limp look inside the life of a fifth-rate film producer, To (Chapman To), jumps on the bandwagon of Hangover-inspired hijinks, focusing on a remake of a classic pornographic film starring a sexagenarian ex-starlet (Shaw Yin Yin, playing herself). Only, it fails to produce any humor — or even any skin. "If any persons develop symptoms of emotional distress, illness, unhappiness, or erectile dysfunction," the voiceover concludes, "the film and the cinema would like to make clear that it's none of our fucking problem!" It shouldn't be your problem, either.

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