Site Features
- Asian Film Awards
- Site Recommendations

- Reader Poll Results

- The Sponsor Page
- The FAQ Page
support this site by shopping at
Click to visit
Asian Blu-ray discs at
B for Boy
Year: 1998 "If I ignore her she'll stop crying."
Andrea Choi and Allen Ting
Director: Andrew Wu Ying-Kin, Mihiel Wong Chung-Ling
Cast: Allen Ting Chi-Chun, Timmy Hung Tin-Ming, Raymond Tso Wing-Lim, Andrea Choi On-Kiu, Yu Siu-Bo, Dede Cheuk Wai-Man, Anita Chan Wing-Yin, Pauline Yeung Bo-Ling, Donny Summer (Ha Siu-Sing), Gabriel Harrison, Cheung Sung-Kei
The Skinny: Low budget drama about those pesky issues of nineties youth. Nothing big occurs in this movie, though it may be familiar to some.
by Kozo:
     A Feel 100% flick that lacks the stars and the polish of its more well-known cousins, B for Boy manages to make up for its low budget with decent performances and well-observed situations. 
     Kar-Bo (Allen Ting) is a guitar salesman who longs for the lovely Dora (Anita Chan from When I Look Upon the Stars), but can find no headway with her. He strikes up a fortuitous friendship with Kanas (Andrea Choi), a flighty kindergarten teacher. Kar-Bo rooms with Fai (Sammo Hung offspring Timmy Hung) and Chung (Raymond Tso). Fai is a womanizer who keeps his longtime girlfriend Yan (Dede Cheuk) on a string while he chases women like his dream girl Ada (the long missing-in-action Pauline Yeung). Chung is the simplest of the three, who pines after Yan and dreams of opening a bar with his buddies. 
     As you would expect, life intervenes in these situations and the angst of youth receives yet another thorough examination. No real plot here - just finely observed stories about growing up, taking responsibility, and the like. The closest counterpart to B for Boy would probably be Vincent Kokís Cause We Are So Young, which balanced comedy and drama more effectively. B for Boy is more of a straight drama, but itís really hard to dramatize these silly and, quite frankly, inconsequential rites of youth. Without a build-up, the movie sort of plods along until you realize that youíre nearing the ninety minute mark. Then it ends. (Kozo 1999)
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Widesight Entertainment
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
English and Chinese Subtitles
image courtesy of Widesight Entertainment
 Copyright ©2002-2017 Ross Chen