Love on the Rocks
Hong Kong 2004
Directed by Dante Lam and Chan Hing-Kai.


A sweet romantic comedy featuring the cutest Hong Kong stars they could find. Louis Koo and Gigi Leung break up on Valentine's Day because he is not sufficiently romantic, and have until Easter to get back together. He gets in touch with love specialist Charlene Choi to learn what romance is while she runs into rich and charming Danny Yee. Gillian Chung also makes an appearance as a crippled girl he fell for earlier. The situations are amusing and sometimes touching, but the story is entirely unexceptional. I imagine fans of Louis Koo or the Twins will love this picture. Gigi Leung was the only draw here for me, and she doesn't disappoint: her absolutely adorable performance was more than enough to make viewing the film a pleasant diversion. The DVD includes a Making Of feature that is actually subtitled for once and contains quite a few scenes that were not in the actual movie itself.

Rating: Marginally Recommended (Marginally Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on December 17, 2004.


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