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Love Paradox
Chinese: 愛情敏感地帶
Grace Yip and Andrew Lin
Year: 2000
Director: Clifton Ko Chi-Sum
Producer: Joe Ma Wai-Ho, Clifton Ko Chi-Sum
Writer: Erica Li Man
Cast: Grace Yip Pui-Man, Annie Wu (Ng Sun-Kwan), Perry Chiu (Jiu Woon), Andrew Lin Hoi, Roger Fung Ka-Chun, Wong Lui, Cheung Tak-Ho, James Wong Jim, Vincent Kok Tak-Chiu
The Skinny: An amusing relationship comedy that manages to sustain some level of interest despite possessing flaws that would doom most movies.
by Kozo:

Reasonably interesting romantic comedy/drama that survives thanks to decent direction, if not great performances. Annie Wu and Grace Yip play a couple of pretty young things who encounter those trials of youth. Grace’s boyfriend Denver (Andrew Lin) takes off right before their wedding and Annie’s guy Roger Fung is resistant to having sex with her. 

It turns out that both have women on the side, though in wildly different ways. Denver’s ex was actually a man, played amusingly enough by Andrew Lin also. Heavily gay Michele Fong (Lin) appears and befriends Grace, and as you’d expect some sparks start to fly. Meanwhile, Roger has his eye on the neighbor across the way, a Chinese dancer played by newcomer Perry Chiu. She’s actually an antique salesgirl who moonlights as a high-class call girl. 

Nuggets of romance and youth drop left and right, so you can either go along and enjoy the ride or become annoyed at the contrived script, sub-par production values and frankly suspect acting (though Perry Chiu turns in a sexy standout performance). If you can overlook all that, you might find the film amusing and surprisingly engaging, though not in any special way. (Kozo 2000)

Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Mei Ah Laser
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
Dolby Digital 5.1
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

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