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Love is Love
Chinese: 望夫成龍 "I'm hoping there's a sequel!"
Stephen Chow makes his point
Year: 1990
Director: Tony Leung Siu-Hung
Cast: Stephen Chow Sing-Chi, Sandra Ng Kwun-Yu, Shing Fui-On, Suki Kwan Sau-Mei, Michael Wong Mun-Tak, Wu Fung, Sin Lap-Man
The Skinny: Average comedy-drama that does little to demonstrate the talents of either Stephen Chow or Sandra Ng. They do a decent job, but the script and direction are so colorless that it gives them little to work with.
 
Review
by Kozo:

Early comedy-drama starring king of comedy Stephen Chow is more of a drama than a comedy. He's plays a country hick who elopes with Sandra Ng, much to the dismay of her dad (Shing Fui-On). Then the film chronicles their trials as he attempts to give her a good life, but he gets derailed by the temptations and annoyances of modern urban life. Still, Sandra supports him when sometimes he clearly doesn't deserve it.

While well-meaning and full of recognizable emotions, the film is ultimately boring and useless. The film just amounts to zippo, and those tuning in to get a dose of Chow will likely not be happy with his subdued character. Sandra Ng is fine as always, but the film is benearth her talents. Suki Kwan Sau-Mei shows up as Chow's boss and other love interest, and hey isn't that Michael Wong over there? What's he doing in this movie? The answer to that: absolutely nothing.

There are times in this production that you can see some of Stephen Chow's wacky side, though he seems to spend much more effort in this film with the emotional moments. He does a fine job, but the pedestrian script and direction are ill-fitting to he and Sandra Ng. If you're interested, there are far better films out there starring the two. (Kozo 1999)

 
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 3 NTSC
Kam & Ronson
16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandrain Language Tracks
Dolby Digital 6.1 / DTS
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles
*Also Available on Blu-ray Disc

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