I've not had a good laugh in the most "down-to-earth" way for quite sometime and Just Follow Law did it!
Super Short Synopsis
"Civil servant mentality" is what this movie is trying to portray. People who are just so afraid to break the rules that they follow everything law by law. Word by word. In the most hillarious way possible, this movie has really showed us that our fear and laziness in thinking out of the box will jeopardize ourselves in the long run. If you could understand "Hok Kien" that will be a plus point in enjoying the show. But even the subtitle is hillarious :-) (Yep ... I was multi-tasking. Listening and reading at the same time. Can't help it though I understand the language completely).
D.D.'s A-HA Moments
Whatever the main characters experienced towards the path of getting approval from government bodies, I too have been there and done that. You'll be so amazed that one can go from one to the next one and then go back to the same point.
My take from this show is not about breaking the rules or not. But about focusing on the solutions and not the problems. Rules are guidelines but do they solve problems at time in need? If no, what can we do?
There's this part in the show when the security guard did not allow firemen to park their truck on the "VIP" spot just because his supervisor has asked him to guard that spot with his life and not to let anyone except the "VIP" to occupy the spot. He followed the rule word-by-word and even wheel clamped the fire engine truck!
Oh ya ... another thing. Age shouldn't be a barrier to learning and designing your life. There's an senior citizen in the show that has even created a blog after attending her computer course. You can check it out at www.laozhabor.blogspot.com. Though I don't really think it's her that writes it but the idea still kick-ass.
(Chinese love number 8 :p I love 8 ... I'll give it 2 8s)