20:30:40
Taiwan 2004
Directed by Sylvia Chang.


The title refers to the amount of years that seems to pass while waiting for the movie to end. Basically the same story as Sex and the Beauties, only instead of thinking it's a comedy, this movie thinks it's an art film. Which is definitely worse. I have to wonder why, when trying to create some kind of realism, the movie still falls back on stereotypical Hong Kong characters: the triad boy, the pop band girls, the airline stewardess. The romances are set in Taipei and wrapped around by the always lame plot device of the earthquake. 20: Angelica Lee and Kate Yeung are going to be the next TWINS, if only their agent (Anthony Wong) wasn't such a deadbeat. Playing out the fantasy we all have of the TWINS, the two girls sort of fall in love with each other, but the movie chickens out in the end. 30: Rene Liu is a flight attendant, dating a bunch of idiots and generally having a miserable life. As an actress, she is engaging, but her storyline is dull and repetitive. 40: Sylvia Chang runs a flower shop and gets a divorce. Then she tries dating Richie Ren and Tony Leung Ka-Fai, with mixed results. The acting is good throughout, but the pacing is leaden. I never knew so many talented, attractive people could be so boring.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on December 29, 2004.


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