Wong Jing strikes again with the slapstick gambling comedy My Wife is a Gambling Maestro
! Multi-tasking as director, producer, actor, and most likely writer (credited to "Two Fat Men"), Wong Jing retreads the hallowed God of Gamblers
formula with genre regular Nick Cheung, no stranger to gambling films or Wong Jing shtick after appearing in The Conman
series. Nick Cheung doesn't deal the cards this time, however, as gambling duties fall to Wong Jing's newest protege Natalie Meng Yao (Beauty and the Seven Beasts
). Co-starring comic standby Cheung Tat Ming, martial artist Xing Yu (Kung Fu Hustle
), and Stephen Chow regular Chan Kwok Kwan (Shaolin Soccer
, Kung Fu Hustle
) as the swaggering bad guy, My Wife is a Gambling Maestro
is an amusing throwback effort with more than enough action, comedy, and mahjong tiles to entertain fans of the genre.
Gambling queen and martial arts extraordinaire Ying Ying (Natalie Meng) is set to take the crown at the upcoming Asian God of Gamblers championship, but she ends up in deep water when she gets double-crossed by her lover (Samuel Pang) and rival gambler Manu (Chan Kwok Kwan). Suffering from amnesia after her drowning incident, Ying Ying gets rescued by an unlikely knight in shining armor: harried debt-ridden debt collector Jay (Nick Cheung) who suffers abuse left and right in his job and from his cheating girlfriend. Things seem to look up for Jay after he meets Ying Ying, but she has the habit of beating him up whenever he gets too close. The clock is ticking down as Ying Ying settles down to a new life with Jay who happens to hate gambling because of his line of work. Will Ying Ying regain her memory in time for the championship? And what will Jay do when he finds out her true identity?