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完美情人 (2001)
Every Dog Has His Date

Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 02/02/2006
Summary: Disappointing

The premise is good, but the story fails to bring laughs and care to the characters. Nick Cheung looks out of place, he dosent act well as a "dog" and Michelle reis just breezes through her role.

Sorry a dog loving a human and vice versa, thats just too gross!!


Reviewer Score: 3

Reviewed by: zarrsadus
Date: 05/31/2002
Summary: Not the greatest but a good date movie

I'll definately have to agree with mejones on this one that I was a bit dissapointed with this movie. While Nick Cheung acted as goofy as usual, the best part had to be the unusual circumstances which Man's dog body goes through. Lol, that was pretty funny, great scenery on these shots with the dog running around China. Anyways, this movie could've turned out better but I watched it with my girlfriend who thought it was hilarious and very "cute", so I'll give the movie that much. A romantic comedy with cute animals, she loved it and I didn't mind it that much either. 7/10.

Reviewer Score: 7

Reviewed by: mejones
Date: 03/21/2002
Summary: Big disappointment

Danton tried to review this a while ago but couldn't seem to get past the first 20 minutes. The good news is, I watched the whole thing, the bad new, it IS a fairly lacklustre affair. Personally, I blame the script for taking a somewhat original idea and making it boring!

The story basically begs the question "what would happen if your favorite dog became human?" Michelle Reis is Sharon, extremely successful at her career (which was what? producing fashion show?), surrounded by friends, but unlucky in love. Her loyal golden retriever "Man" (AHAHAHHAH!) can tell a loser more easily than she can, swayed by their good looks and charm as she usually is! Nick Cheung plays a propman named Fai who Sharon hires for a job. A more dog-like man could hardly be imagined and this aspect of his character is overplayed a bit, so it's not surprising that when a freak accident occurs causing dog and man to switch bodies, Fai is pretty comfortable in his new role!

Man as Fai has it a bit more difficult, as you can imagine. His adjustments to life as a human could have been much more amusing, especially give Cheung's comic talents, so again, I can only blame the script here. The only ones he can really talk to are his old dog buddies, so there are lots of scenes of Cheung interacting with various dogs, who keep reminding him he's a human now.

Blah blah blah, I won't go into too much more. There's a subplot of Man trying to fix Sharon up with her vet, who's totally obsessed with her. Man's reasoning being "you're beautiful, he's handsome, it's a match". Not everything works out quite as you'd expect it to, it's just a shame that given a solid cast and what I thought was a good premise the production didn't turn out better.

Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 02/08/2002
Summary: Yuck

Like the 'Losers Club', I never intended to watch this because I knew I would hate it. However, I was given the opertunity to see it, and boy do I wish I hadn't. I've tried very hard to think of at least one good point about this movie, and the only thing I can think of is that it is not that long! I can only think of 2 other films off the top of my head that I had to forward through a bit, and this is another one I had to do after the first hour had gone by.


Rating: 0.5/5

Reviewed by: danton
Date: 02/04/2002

I'm a pretty forgiving audience, especially if a movie features a favorite star. But once in a while, you run across a real clunker that just doesn't have anything redeeming about it... Such is the case here: I'm kind of stuck in a loop with Every Dog has his date - tried to watch it on three separate occasions, and gave up after about 20 minutes each time. The movie is just that bad, and I blame Nick Cheung! Even the pleasure of looking at the lovely Michelle Reis cannot make up for the grating effect Nick Cheung has on me. The man is simply not funny, and neither is watching a bunch of dogs running around with actors doing voiceovers (kind of like "Look who's talking"). And whenever there's a dog closeup shot, they switch to a puppet. This was worse than a Disney family comedy from the sixties. I simply hated it. Should just throw the disc away and forget about it...