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