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戀情告急 (2004)
Love On the Rocks

Reviewed by: Hyomil
Date: 04/07/2011

Reviewer Score: 10

Reviewed by: j.crawford
Date: 09/27/2006
Summary: little romance and almost no laughs

This ill-conceived romantic comedy has little romance and almost no laughs. It is amazing that talented filmmakers like Chan Hing-Kar and Dante Lam Chiu-Yin could make such a bad film. Their biggest mistake was casting Louis Koo Tin-Lok as the lead actor. Comedy is not this actor's strong suit and much of the scenario depends on the main character's oddball personality to trigger the laughs.

Best scene in the movie is the opening sequence were thrifty Ming [Koo] takes girlfriend Annie [Gigi Leung Wing-Kei] to a cheap all-you-can-eat dinner on Valentine's Day. As they share a hot-pot meal, Ming invites his nerdy pal named "Ong Bak" to join them, much to Annie's chagrin. At least Ms. Leung has some ability to do comedy. She also has some good scenes with Donnie Yen Ji-Dan who is like a fish out of water in this movie. Production values are high and cinematographer Horace Wong Wing-Hang makes everyone look good.

Reviewer Score: 4

Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 09/18/2004
Summary: Ummmm........

Not one of the better romantic comedies out there. I just couldn't feel for the charcters though there are a few laughs in it

The most entertaining part is looking back at the past dates Louis Koo had, and the small cameo by Donnie Yen was a welcome suprise but it's not enough to make this movie stand up to other romantic comedies. you can give this one a miss


Reviewed by: barrst
Date: 07/10/2004
Summary: Lightweight fun; features 'good Charlene'

Enjoyable lightweight romantic comedy. Louis Koo and Gigi Leung's characters decide to put their relationship on ice for a while to see if they should continue together or part ways. Louis consults a love expert played by Charlene Choi. The taller twin makes a refreshing return to her sweet, understated roles such as those in "Just One Look" and "Funeral March." Gillian Chung has a small, thankless role. The main characters seem to have a lot of fun playing their parts.

The Universe DVD has a "making of" subtitled in English (and maybe other languages), but the scenes which appear under the end credits of the movie aren't subtitled. It's apparent from the making of footage that a lot of scenes were left out.