Hong Kong's most beloved piglet is hitting the screens for the sixth time in McDull: Me & My Mum.
At a crime scene, a grown-up McDull (Babyjohn Choi Hon-yick) tells a group of children how he went from being a clumsy, silly and luckless piglet, to the most outstanding detective since Sherlock Holmes. It's a story of the loving relationship with his talented working-class mother (Sandra Ng Kwan-yu), who does her best to provide for her son.
Like all McDull movies, Me & My Mum has its fair share of silly gags and depictions of Hong Kong life, taking viewers on a walk down memory lane back to the good old days when things were simpler. Musical interludes help carry the rather slow-paced film.
While many scenes may seem nonsensical, you later learn that they are carefully arranged to echo the rest of the film, making this film brilliantly touching and funny at the same time.
Most McDulls end on a bittersweet note that many may find too heavy for their taste, and it's a nice change to see this story of growth, relationships, and loss conclude in warmer tones. Fans of McDull - and of Hong Kong movies generally - must not miss this.