I Want to Get Married
Hong Kong 2003
Directed by Lam Wai Yin.


Regular TROUBLESOME NIGHT director Lam Wai-Yin steps up a notch with this romance about a young rich man (Ken Wong) who falls in love with a fishmonger (Kristy Yang) because she looks like his deceased fiance. Sam Lee is the butcher who always loved her but whom she regards as a "brother," and Wayne Lai and Fannie Yuen are vendors at nearby stalls who have romantic entaglements of their own. Maria Cordero, Simon Loui, Emily Kwan, and Turbo Law round out the acting ensemble. The story is at its best when focusing on the daily lives of these working class people. Lam Wai-Yin shows his directorial ambition when he shoots a segment in which Kristy Yang goes to Central for a new job as if in homage to Woody Allen's MANHATTAN. Everyone puts in a good effort, but nevertheless the movie amounts to very little, and the constantly repeated love theme is painfully grating enough to test the patience of even the most romantic viewer.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on August 15, 2004.


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