Fighting for Love
Hong Kong 2001
Directed by Joe Ma.

Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Sammi Cheng star as two cranky people who get into a car accident with each other, and then are drawn together and fall in love. Plods along at the usual pace for yuppie romances, then becomes nearly narcoleptic in its third act. Not even the dozens of closeups of charming Tony and beautiful Sammi can save this picture, it's damn dull. Tony's character has a quirky family (boy, where have we seen that before? Oh yeah, in all of them). The most amusing and bizarre part has his sister always throwing temper tantrums, the only way to calm her down being to stick your foot or an old shoe in her face. No one ever mentions how odd this is. It would be a similar experience, I imagine, to watching this film.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 09, 2004.

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