小男人週記3之吾家有喜 (The Yuppie Fantasia 3) (Blu-ray release 2017-4-7) is a comedy with social satire and sexual jokes.  It is generally well received in Hong Kong with a relatively good box office.

The 21-year old daughter of the protagonist suddenly shows up, and tells him that his divorced wife has passed away.  The protagonist has a secret romantic relationship with his secretary, and works for a bad boss.  The daughter has a close girlfriend, and is courted by the boss’s son.

The previous movie was released in 1990, but strangely in the movie timeline, only 13 years passed.  Some analysis gives this a political meaning, although this is not impossible I see no evidence for this interpretation.  Regardless of the social satire, at least some of the jokes work.  As a Chinese New Year movie, it is perhaps somewhat better than other movies it competes with.  However, I’m not particularly impressed by the romantic relationships in the movie.

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