Every Dog has its Date
Hong Kong 2001
Directed by James Yuen.

There's something inherently sick in this film about a girl (Michele Reis) who can't find a good man, until a fluke accident changes her beloved dog into one (Nick Cheung). He has to learn how to walk, talk, and use the toilet like a man, and in the process falls in love with his master, and she with him. I was beginning to feel queasy at the idea they would soon start going at it, but the movie falls apart in the last act rather than daring to go to its bestial conclusion. Good for a few laughs, but not many, and the way it steals piecemeal from a dozen other films, including DR. DOOLITTLE, THE ANIMAL, and CYRANO de BERGERAC. Lam Suet and Sophie Ngan co-star.

Rating: Marginally Recommended (Marginally Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 09, 2004.

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