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喜愛夜蒲 (2011)
Lan Kwai Fong

Reviewed by: Gaijin84
Date: 03/29/2018
Summary: Lovely ladies and not much else...

Lan Kwai Fong is basically a showcase for some beautiful young actresses and hip young men built around a flimsy but somewhat effective plot. The subplots revolve around the relationships, sometimes one night and sometimes longer, that arise from the clubs in the popular Lan Kwai Fong district of Hong Kong. Jennifer (Shiga Lin) and Steven (Chen Zin-Ming) are off and on, as Steven is clearly a player being influenced by his lothario friends and boss (Jun Kung). Jeana (Jeana Ho) is looking for love with a slick club regular Jacky (Jason Chan), and Cat (Dada Chan) is a known one-night stander who sucks a relatively shy Sean (Gregory Wong) into her web.
This isn’t much more than a good time waster as you won’t leave with much other than an appreciation for the partying prowess of Hong Kong youth. None of the characters are very sympathetic and the outcomes are predictable. Interestingly enough, the 11th episode of season 30 of the Amazing Race basically takes place in Lan Kwai Fong, and you can see a lot of the locations in the movie. Personally, doesn’t look like the best place to visit unless you plan on being extremely drunk the whole time.

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: evirei
Date: 11/16/2011

Lan Kwai Fong, not to be mistaken with the Catergory III movie with the same name Lan Kwai fong Swingers back in the 90's. This new movie centres around the happening lifestyle of young adults at the famous night life centre of Hong Kong, Lan Kwai Fong.

This movie's target audience is really niche, which basically targets the hip and happening youngsters who enjoys their shallow lifestyle. The story is basically simple, as it basically resolve around booze, love... maybe, and sex, and more sex.

Although the movie may seems quite hollow and empty, it manage to potray the edgy view of Hong Kong youth. I love the direction and cinematography of this movie, however I think it tries too hard to copy the western erotic style of art direction.

If you enjoy partying and clubbing, this movie is definately a dream come true, and even eye-candy. So yes, aside from the exciting night life, the storyline really doesn't tell more. Perhaps the most intersting part of the movie is after 365 days, which reminds us all "never pretend that it's all real, someday this will all be someone elses dream".

Reviewer Score: 6