Fall for You
Hong Kong 2001
Directed by Cha Chuen-Yee.

Francis Ng is a down and out painter living the bohemian lifestyle in Paris among his artsy friends. Kristy Yang is a woman who has devoted her entire life to marrying a millionaire who also loves her, and does anything it takes to catch the eye of her next target. When the two meet, Ng immediately falls in love, though its never clear why, as Yang's character seldom approaches endearing. To further add to the improbability, Ng has been trying to woo a beautiful French girl, and at last succeeds just when Yang enters the scene. The French girl loves him, but suddenly he forgets all about her. Sorry, not buying it. I won't even mention the fact that Ng is supposedly suffering from a rare disease, called "Faint-after-climax" or something like that, and he expects the next time he makes love may be his last. Silly. Still, there are some good points. Francis Ng is mostly fun to watch, the Parisian street scenes are beautiful, as are the Parisian women, who are not ashamed of their bodies and doff their tops a few times. Compare this to the love scene between Ng and Yang, in which each are wrapped in their own blanket, and not even the pretense is made that she might be naked somewhere under there. I wish they had made this movie about Francis Ng and his efforts to woo the French girl -- that could have been a film worth seeing.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 09, 2004.

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