Marry My Dead Body is finally streamed on Netflix. The fans have been looking forward to the story of a ghost marriage which is one of the traditional cultures in Taiwan. The Marry My Dead Body storyline has an interesting turn of events a homophobic police officer gets hitched with the soul of a dead gay social activist and here their epic love story or rather getting rid-of story commences. The movie is an absolute comedy with a message of love.
Wu Ming-Han’s life turns Upside Down– Marry My Dead Body
Marry My Dead Body begins with, a hardcore police officer Wu Ming-Han who wants to crack the hardest cases and is the toughest as the movie portrays, has an ick for gays. He despises them in all possible ways as he can. He soon finds himself in a chase of a drug dealer and gets him to the police station with his colleague Lin Tzu-Ching, whom he has a little crush on. He collects the drug packets scattered by the idiot dealer and accidentally clutches them onto a red envelope which he thinks is a drug packet.
Mao Mao’s grandma is happy to see Ming-Han accepting this ghost marriage proposal but he again dismisses this belief. On his way back to the office, he gets himself encountered one and the other misfortunate events that led him to believe that it’s because of the red envelope. He unwillingly marries Mao Mao and is taken to his home for marriage rituals and there he meets the ghost, Mao Mao.
Mao Mao starts helping him with his case and his job as a real cop and not some local law defender but in return, he has to help Mao Mao with the person who hit and ran from the scene. A whole event takes place with the CCTV footage and chasing a criminal.
Chase Turns into a Life-Changing Bond
While Mao Mao and Ming-Han bond with each other and try to know one another, a lot of things happen in mid. Ming-Han fulfills Mao Mao’s many wishes, he gets him a dog and his lover whom he was supposed to marry, came out to be not interested in him but only one-night stands. Finally, Ming gets hold of the criminal who is also a police suspect in the drug case. They chase him before he goes to Macau, and turns out that police officer Lin Tzu-Ching was helping him.
She wanted to avenge the death of her mother, who dies of a drug overdose. She fools the department and the agents and ran off with the money. Amid the hustle with goons, Ming is shot and loses consciousness. Mao Mao helps him get through heavy traffic on the road and saves his life.
Mao Mao’s father visit him and tells him that he has supported his son in saving the planet and came to know about Mao Mao’s fiance’s infidelity and tried to stop him, that very day he died. Mao Mao is happy and all his wishes were fulfilled and he was happy to reincarnate. Towards the end of the Marry My Dead Body movie, Ming-Han comes back to his daily life as a tough cop.
Honestly, the movie was quite touching but had a lot of elements missing in it. It started on a great note with all the plus points but as the movie progressed it had a lot of loops and an unfinished ending. The part where Mao Mao and Han bonded was only for a certain minute and was now Han a straight man or gay?
The movie could have gone more interesting points, so it’s a 3 out of 5 stars.