My Dad is a Jerk (1997)

Release Date - May 31, 1997 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Joseph Cheung Tung-cho spins this heartwarming family comedy about bumbling parking attendant Cheong (Lau Ching-wan), who hasn't been to keen acquiring the trappings of adulthood, like a career or familial responsibility. Cheong's ex-wife shows up one day from Canada with court papers in hand, seeking to revoke his visitation rights with his young son, Jason (Terence Lam Bo-lun). She is willing to give her former spouse one last shot at fatherhood; if he can successfully care for the lad for an incident-free period of two weeks, she'll tear up the papers. Things start out badly. Thoroughly westernized and utterly spoiled, Jason has little interest in traditional ways of his father. Yet when Cheong's prostitute girlfriend, Angela (Shu Qi), steps in to help, the two begin to develop a bond.