Reviewed by: j.crawford
Summary: try something else.
This movie kept slipping to the bottom of the stack of as yet unwatched DVD's that I have. After seeing Cherrie Ying Choi-Yi in Johnnie To's Throw Down and Wong Jing's Kung Fu Mahjong 2, I was suddenly a big fan and this DVD suddenly was on top of the stack.
Reviewer Score: 4
Wow. This film is really awful. Even Ms. Ying's glowing screen persona can't save this movie. Frankly, she seems as confused in her performance as I am as to what the heck I was watching. Louis Koo couldn't be any more annoying. Director Jingle Ma Choh-Shing started his career as a cinematographer and made some beautiful, award winning films. This is not one of them. When he directs, he needs to hire a cinematographer and concentrate on telling the story.
Reviewed by: magic-8
Summary: Sugar-Induced Coma
How many movies can you name with Louis Koo playing a smarmy cad? Once again Louis Koo plays the one-dimensional leading man, with the ever present George Hamilton tan, in the romantic comedy "Why Me, Sweetie?!" Cherrie Ying plays a student studying acting in Beijing University, while Koo is a bakery owner. The two meet and begin a relationship, but Koo has a short-term memory disorder that prevents their relationship from fully developing.
"Why Me, Sweetie?!" begins rather abruptly with sitcom character development and little realism. Jingle Ma replaces realism with make-believe foolishness that could only be possible in a teenager's fantasy. The sugar coating is so sickly sweet that it takes a while to regain any sense of authenticity or earnestness.
Cherrie Ying has come along way in such a short time in her movie career, and her efforts in this movie make the second half palatable. She really gets to work on her acting chops and is able to produce some teary emotions to the tune of multiple hankies. Ying's performce grounds the film and saves "Why Me, Sweetie?!" from falling into a sugar-induced coma.