It is only in attempting to fulfill my goal of seeing everything with mainland China's best actress, Zhou Xun, in it that I gave this one a spin. Fruit Chan is not my kind of director and Zhou was not featured enough in the film to win me over with just her. The cinematography isn't stunning nor is the story spellbinding. It isn't even just pretty to look at. Lots of dirt and sweat. The characters are well portrayed but didn't engage me. Chan's film's need to be approached critically and since I didn't feel like hitch-hiking on metaphors this film came up flat.
The arrival of a beautiful girl from mainland China gives a surge of excitement to life in an impoverished Hong Kong neighborhood. As soon as this sensual beauty from Mainland China arrives, chaos begins to stir in the nearby barbecue pork shop run by an obese man and his two equally hefty sons. The father can think of nothing but the girl. The sex-starved elder son is an easy target for her game of seduction. The young son likes her just because she's pleasant to have around. Even their pig, "Mama," behaves bizarrely.