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Cause We Are So Young
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"Brain freeze!"

Edmond So, Leo Koo and Mark Lui in Cause We Are So Young.
Year: 1997  
Director: Vincent Kok Tak-Chiu  
Producer: Gordon Chan Car-Seung
Cast: Leo Koo Kui-Kei, Mark Lui Chung-Tak, Edmond So Chi-Wai, Gigi Lai Chi, Nicola Cheung Sun-Yu, Amy Cheung Yuen-Mei, Kathy Chow Hoi-Mei, Vincent Kok Tak-Chiu, Andy Lau Tak-Wah, Law Kar-Ying, Joe Cheng Cho, Lee Kin-Yan, Lee Lik-Chi, Jan Lam Hoi-Fung, Tats Lau Yi-Tat, Yip Kwong-Kim, Lee Siu-Kei, Joh Chung-Sing
The Skinny: More youth comedy-drama, though this happens to be one of the better ones.
Review
by Kozo:
     Yet another of the Feel 100% genre, this small, unassuming film from rotund actor/director Vincent Kok turns out to be a minor surprise. Paul, Chuen, and Choi are three young guys who share an apartment and an assortment of girl troubles that challenge their maturity. Paul (Mark Lui) is a player who meets his match when he brings home the smart and fun Yung Yung (Nicola Cheung). She doesnít fall for his usual foolproof tricks, which intrigues him. Choi (So Chi-Wai) is locked into a stable relationship with his girlfriend Mimi (Gigi Lai). Things get rocky when he starts to feel they donít match very well. Chuen (Leo Koo) is an introvert who loves Amy (Amy Cheung), a cute girl who works in his office. She only sees him as a friend, though. 
     This prolonged set-up actually doesnít do the film justice. Like most Feel 100% flicks, the film takes time out for comedic asides, but the comedy isnít cloying or annoying like in most of the other films. The film manages to be ultimately poignant and honest about its subject matter, and love is portrayed not as a contest or a triumph, but as a painful work-in-progress. There really isnít too much in this film to write home about, but itís funny, charming, and a little bittersweet. The actors are appealing, especially Nicola Cheung and pop singer Leo Koo, who brings an engaging likeability to the shy Chuen. Kathy Chow is good in a small role as Mrs. Chan, an object of admiration by all three of the guys. For Feel 100% junkies, this is one of the better ones. 
(Kozo 1997)
Awards: 17th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards
• Winner - Best Original Song ("Enjoy Yourself Tonight" performed by Leo Koo Kui-Kei)
• Nomination - Best New Artist (Nicola Cheung Sun-Yu)
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