h (2004)
6 Strong Guys

Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 07/01/2006

JUSt have to say, that KArena Lam is the next is the next big actress, she is so cute too!! And a big range to her different roles!!

What a movie, i was quite entertained despite the focus of the movie centre on 4 different people. The premise is that four guys (yes i know the title is 6 strong guys) who each have a problem which leads them to the tower of a building with the plan to jump off it. INstead someone else jumps from the building and they go seen what the fuss is about. Then it leads into each charcters life and why they are so depressed!!

Chapman To feels like his wife doesnt care about him and he is not working while she continues to be promoted. This leads to self esteem issues until she meets up with old flame KArena LAm

Hacken Lee, despite being a wanted man stays with a plain looking girl who cares for him but is unable to break up with

Andy Hui is a guy who has no troubles attracting woman but is disturbed by phone calls about a possible son he doesnt know about

And Ekin, who's boss is George Lam, feels like punching out his boss and feels a little under appreciated!! But they started developing rapport and George becomes a father figure to him.............but George has his own problems with HIS father figure

I found this movie had a lot of positive themes in it, along with a few laughs.I wish this movie just went longer, or maybe turned into a mini series, i couldnt get enough of each person's exploits, though i felt Chapman To stole the limelight from the others

RECOMMENDED, a must watch!!

Reviewer Score: 8

Reviewed by: j.crawford
Date: 06/11/2005
Summary: story of male angst and insecurity

6 Strong Guys is another in the long line of romantic comedies that have been so popular currently in Hong Kong. This one is a little different in that it tells a story of male angst and insecurity dealing with the pressures of working life and female relationships through the eyes of a female director, Barbara Wong, and a female screenwriter, Theresa Tang.

Director Wong shows savvy directing chops in casting the wonderful George Lam and Ekin Cheng in scenes together. They help carry the film along with Chapman To and Karena Lam who play high school sweethearts reunited to commiserate over troubled marriages. Comedic screenplay takes a strangely melodramatic twist at the end which makes the movie stronger, more uplifting.


Reviewer Score: 8