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Year: 1997
Director: Shu Kei
Producer: Joe Ma Wai-Ho
Writer: Shu Kei, Matthew Chow Hoi-Kwong, Patrick Kong
Cast: Eric Kot Man-Fai, Amanda Lee Wai-Man, Shu Qi, Julian Cheung Chi-Lam, Andy Hui Chi-On, Annie Wu, Karen Tong Bo-Yu, Raymond Tso Wing-Lim, Dayo Wong Chi-Wah, Cheung Tat-Ming, Law Kar-Ying, Michael Tong Man-Lung, Angie Cheung Wai-Yi, Cher Yeung Suet-Yi
The Skinny: Obligatory Generation X romantic comedy that achieves little.

by Kozo:

The first ‘97 entry in the “Feel 100%” genre bonanza is a mixed bag. Eric Kot, Amanda Lee, Julian Cheung and Andy Hui are four roommates who open a bar together. Then the onslaught of Generaton X issues begins. Eric Kot sets up a blind internet date, Julian Cheung has a high-maintenance girlfriend (Karen Tong) and a budding romance to a sweet young thing (Annie Wu), Andy Hui takes up with his waitress (“It” girl Shu Qi), while Amanda Lee secretly loves him from afar. Yawn

Of course, their friendships are tried by these issues and we can only sit by and marvel at how their conflicts reflect on our own lives. Or something. However, the film doesn't really do such a good job. Handled with an opaqueness that director Shu Kei displayed prominently in Hu-Du-Men, this film serves as an almost obligatory comment on Gen X. Yeah, all these issues are supposed to resonate with the young people, but just showing us "familiar" situations doesn't always get the job done. What the movie seems to lack is a sense of fun. Some might find this a small plus, because it eliminates the danger of becoming “cute” like most HK movies do. However, what's left isn't all that compelling. Or good, for that matter. (Kozo 1997)

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