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A Moment of Romance 2
Chinese: 天若有情Ⅱ之天長地久
Aaron Kwok and Wu Chien-Lien
Year: 1993
Director: Benny Chan Muk-Sing
Producer: Johnnie To Kei-Fung
Writer: Susan Chan Suk-Yin
Cast: Aaron Kwok Fu-Sing, Wu Chien-Lien, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Kwan Hoi-San, Paul Chun Pui, Cheung Tat-Ming, Ho Ka-Kui, Roger Kwok Chun-On
The Skinny: Second entry in the popular series is a tear-jerker of the most manipulative sort. Compared to the first film, it's vastly inferior and even a little insulting.
 
Review
by Kozo:

The sequel to the popular Moment of Romance finds more sappy angst among young lovers. Wu Chien-Lien returns from the first film, but this time sheís Siu Sin (or Celia in the subtitles), a mainlander who works as a whore to make money to free her jailed brother. However, she runs afoul of evil pimps trying to frame her for a murder. She finds solace in the arms of Frank (Aaron Kwok), a young biker at odds with his dad (Paul Chun). Frank feels responsible for his motherís death and, well, that's why they're arguing. Siu Sin tries to help out, but the pimps just wonít stop looking for her. Then, IT ALL GOES TO HELL.

Uneven storytelling hinders the film, along with contrived plotting that doesnít add up to more than manufactured pathos. While the first film at least had some thematic and dramatic justification for its tragic resolution, this one just seems to follow a similar pattern to get a rise out of this audience. It doesnít really work; you have to care about the characters first. As Siu Sin, Wu Chien-Lien is fine, but thatís not necessarily something to write home about. Aaron Kwok is OK, but somewhat vacuous. Anthony Wong fares better as a vicious biker. Entertaining but not memorable. (Kozo 1995)

 
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Mega Star Video Distribution
16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Cantonese/Mandarin Language Track
Dolby Digital 2.0
Removable English and Chinese Subtitles

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