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