ENGLISH TITLE: WONDERFUL! LIANG XI MEI
CHINESE TITL: 旺得福梁细妹
RELEASE DATE: 15 FEBRUARY 2018
RUNNING TIME: 121 MINUTES
RATING: TO BE ADVISED
LANGUAGE: MANDARIN, DIALECT
DISTRIBUTED BY: MEGA FILMS DISTRIBUTION
Liang Xi Mei (Jack Neo) is finally back! Now retired, Liang Xi Mei spends her time looking after her obedient grandchildren. However, Robert (Mark Lee), her eldest son adds to her woes as he is always dreaming of making a fortune through easy means. She pins all her hopes on her youngest son, Albert (Benjamin Josiah Tan). Her favouritism stirs up jealousy within Robert, who vows to strike it rich to win Liang Xi Mei’s approval.
By chance, Robert picks up the doll that is actually the Goddess of Fortune! She helps Robert but also appeals to him to be more down to earth and practical in his pursuit of success and wealth. Instead, he turns into an ingrate as soon as his hawker business takes off. His arrogance incurs the wrath of the God of Misfortune who decides to teach him a lesson. Soon, trouble ensues among Liang Xi Mei’s family and their best friends Guang Dong Po (Wang Lei) and Lion King (Henry Thia).
Will they get through this headache of a situation together as a family?
梁细妹大儿子Robert（李国煌）十年如一日的不务实，常幻想能一步登天，使梁细妹不得不把自己的希望完 全寄托在小儿子Albert（陈俊铭）身上而对小儿子疼爱有加。此举却引发Robert对于母亲偏心的反感，誓言一 定要以发大财来换取母亲对自己的重视。
DIRECTOR /SCRIPT WRITER/CAST 导演/编剧/演员
JACK NEO 梁志强 as LIANG XI MEI 梁细妹
Jack Neo made his film debut in 1998 with Money No Enough, which would be the all-time highest grossing Singaporean film until 2012. This began Jack’s successful film career, where he wrote, directed and produced a string of successful movies such as I Not Stupid (2002), Homerun (2003), The Best Bet (2004), romantic comedy I Do I Do (2005), One More Chance (2005), and We Not Naughty (2012). More recently, He broke box office records again – thrice with his army trilogy Ah Boys to Men (2012, 2013 & 2015), which were also among the top ten grossing films at the Singapore box office.
Jack’s later works have also drawn much regional and international attention. In particular, Homerun won Singapore’s first international film award. The film garnered a total of six international awards, including the Golden Butterfly Prize for Best Direction at the Isfahan International Children’s Film Festival.
Today, Jack Neo is one of the most prolific filmmakers in Singapore, receiving a variety of awards in recognition of his achievements and contribution towards Singapore’s media industry. His work has also earned him honorable mentions from former Prime Minister Mr. Goh Chok Tong and current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during their National Day Rally speeches.
MARK LEE 李国煌 as ROBERT
Mark Lee is a household name that needs no introduction in Singapore. The boisterous actor- host has been working the local entertainment scene for the past 27 years.
Over the years, Mark’s versatility and multi- faceted talents has made him one of Singapore’s most sought-after comedian and TV host.
Following his success in television productions, Mark Lee took on new challenges and ventured into the film industry. Since his first major feature- film role as a contractor “Ong” in the 1998 box- office hit Money No Enough, Mark has appeared in several Jack Neo films, including Liang Po Po, I Not Stupid, The Best Bet, Ah Long Pte Ltd, Money No Enough 2, Love Matters and Being Human. To date, Mark has acted in 18 local and international movies.
His professionalism and excellent acting skills have helped to create a household name for himself. Besides having a great support from the public at large, Mark has also earned himself 4 times the title of “ Best Comedian” at past Star Awards ceremonies and has been consistently voted as one of the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, of which he has since attained the “Heavenly Ranks” in 2010. Adding on to his list of achievements, he has also won the Best Variety Show host in the Star Awards twice.
In 2007, Mark was the “Explore Singapore” ambassador for National Heritage Board.
And in year 2009, not only did Mark win the Best Actor in Singapore Film Fest but he also staged his first solo talkshow at the Drama Centre.
His career soared greater height with his directorial debut The Ghost Must be Crazy in 2010.
HENRY THIA程旭辉 as AH GONG阿公/ LION KING
A familiar face on the long-running Comedy Nite, Henry made his breakthrough with the role of Hui in Money No Enough. Since then, he has been involved in many well-loved comedy films like Liang Po Po: The Movie, I Not Stupid, Love Matters, and The Ghosts Must Be Crazy. Henry showed his versatility in his transition to English television, with a recurring role in Police & Thief. In 2016, he appeared in the Chapman To-helmed Singaporean-Malaysian comedy Let’s Eat, and coming-of-age film Young and Fabulous.
WANG LEI 王雷 as GUANGDONG PO 广东婆
A well-known face in the local Getai circuit, Wang Lei is a popular and veteran host and singer. Before Take 2, he has also participated in numerous other movies such as The Best Bet, The Ghosts Must Be Crazy, the Ah Boys to Men trilogy, and most recently Long Long Time Ago 1 & 2. He was involved in Mediacorp’s Hokkien Series Eat Already? and will be involved in the upcoming Season 2. He is also currently filming for Mediacorp’s Hokkien variety series Happy Can Already!
CHUA LEE LIAN 蔡礼莲 as MARY
Her sunny smile and angelic voice has always been her indelible trademark in the music scene. She was selected amongst other talented artistes to sing a duet and a theme song with Chen Han Wei for MediaCorp Chinese telemovie ‘Cupid Love’. The theme song ‘Guan Huai Fang Shi’ received rave reviews from local media and has always been a popular love ballad in radio dedication programme. In Dec 2002, Lee Lian released her debut album, A Piece of My Dream to good reviews. Her own mini concert at Esplanade Recital Studio was sold out and prompted a second show in September 2003.
Despite her talents in singing and acting, Lee Lian found her true love in hosting. Having graduated from MediaCorp’s Hosting course, she is now one of the popular hosts on Love 97.2FM’s noon programme – “Big Eye Babe”.
JASPERS LAI 赖宇涵 as MERLION KING
Jaspers started as a VJ in internet radio station, in 988, gaining the opportunity to work with international stars like HK artiste Kay Tse On-kei and Taiwanese artiste Pan Hui Ru. He gained the public’s attention with his breakthrough roles in Jack Neo’s The Lion Men (2014) and Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen (2015).
Jaspers has also played many supporting characters in movies such as Wira Wah (2015), and in television series, On the Fringe (2011) and Tiger Mum (2015). He has hosted for numerous corporate events. Jaspers also wrote and produced two singles, Say Who, and Love Fiesta, for Channel U’s hit show, [email protected] (2015), truly proving his versatility as an entertainer.
CAVIN SOH 苏梽诚 as 粿条王
A versatile artiste with multi-talents in singing, song-writing, hosting and acting, Cavin’s journey started when his passion as a performer led him to develop his song-writing skills and went on to participate in a ballad singing competition where he won “Best Performance Artist” and “Best Performance” awards.
Together with two friends, Cavin formed a band called “Dreamz FM” and released three critically acclaimed albums and was invited by United Nations to New York to perform at the 30 Anniversary Concert Theme Song.
Having achieved much in the music arena, Cavin decided to explore other arenas of entertainment – acting. Not willing to pass up any opportunity that is offered, he jumped at the challenge when Mediacorp offered him his first role as a cold-faced comedian in “Soho @ Work”. Having endeavored in diverse roles – both good and evil – he has managed to win over critics with his hard work and bagged his first acting award in the Best Supporting Actor category in 2005 at the annual Star Awards.
His bubbly personality and affable, quick-witted nature has also garnered him hosting roles. His successful transition from music to acting and hosting is further cemented when he bagged the Best Info-ed Host in 2014 at Star Awards 20.
It hasn’t been an easy road for the multi-hyphenated. Despite all that he has achieved so far, Cavin humbly soaks in the experience and continually pushes boundaries to make him a better all-rounded artiste. Cavin has set the entertainment industry as his playground of a lifetime, and is addicted to continuously bettering his craft as an entertainer.
BENJAMIN JOSIAH TAN 陈俊铭 as ALBERT
Educated in National University of Singapore, where he majored in Business Finance, before going onto Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Los Angeles to study Method Acting. Benjamin first developed an interest in performing when he joined his school’s Chinese Opera theatre group. Great reviews from his performances egged him to take on title roles which sparked his interest in acting. He gained attention when he made his feature film debut in local director, Jack Neo’s period movie series, Long Long Time Ago in 2016 where he portrayed an impulsive young man, Ah Hee.
CAI PING KAI as GODDESS OF FORTUNE 财神婆
Till this day, Cai Pingkai gets called Er Gu. The endearing epithet is a reference to her iconic character Er Gu (which means second aunt in Mandarin) in the popular 1980s sitcom Neighbours. The 72 year old now lives her life enthusiastically, often performing and singing for the elderly. She also takes on jobs as a tour guide, bringing groups of people around the world.
GADRICK CHIN 陈俊权 as GOD OF MISFORTUNE破财神
Hailing from Sabah, Malaysia, Gadrick was frequently involved in stage productions held by his church in his teenaged years. In 2010, Gadrick took part in the popular Malaysian sitcom, Ah Beng Sitcom. In 2012, he appeared in a supporting role in Malaysian film, Paper Moon. Gadrick’s role in Jack Neo’s Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen in 2015 earned him many praises. He has also held cameo roles in several other Singaporean films like Mr. Unbelievable, 7 Letters, as well as Long Long Time Ago in 2016.
RYAN LIAN 廖永谊
Ryan first appeared in a supporting role in the Channel U drama, Apple Pie (2001). He continued taking part in many Channel 8 dramas as a part-time artiste before transitioning to a full-time freelance actor after finishing National Service. Ryan started learning Wushu at the age of 13 and coaches Wushu in ASPN Tanglin special school and Community Centres.
This year, Ryan made his first screen debut as, Ah Long, in Jack Neo’s movie Long Long Time Ago (2016), a role he reprised in the sequel, Long Long Time Ago 2. He also made an appearance in the anthology film, 4Love, in 2016. He starred as the lead in the 2017 Jack Neo- produced Chinese New Year movie, Take 2. Ryan will be playing as a new character, Ah Long, in Ah Boys to Men 4.
NOAH YAP 叶荣耀
Noah Yap gained attention as a Youtuber with over 75,000 subscribers, uploading light- hearted and humourous videos. With his breakout role as I P Man in Ah Boys to Men (2012), he discovered his flair for comedy and went on to appear in The Lion Men and its sequel (2014). He reprised his well-loved I.P Man character in Ah Boys to Men: The Musical (2015), receiving positive reviews from press and critics. Fans will be glad to see Noah make a comeback as I P Man in Ah Boys to Men 4. Truly a well-rounder, Noah is also skilled in hosting live events, from singing competitions to corporate Dinner & Dances, and enjoys singing and playing the guitar in his spare time.