Why Me, Sweetie?
Hong Kong 2003
Directed by Jingle Ma.

Louis Koo continues on his mission to be the worst actor in Hong Kong, with startling success. In this film, later remade/ripped off by Hollywood in 50 FIRST DATES, Koo tries to woo a Beijing theater student (Cherry Ying), but he suffers from memory loss, and he keeps forgetting who she is. A cute little CGI effect shows Louis Koo's face turning red from bottom to top like a thermometer before losing his memories. A bad choice of effect, really, since Koo is redfaced to begin with from his regular duels with tanning beds. This picture has nothing going for it. Cherrie Ying is forgettable, Louis Koo just plain bad. He desperately needs to stop making romantic comedies and restore what little remains of his credibility. If nothing else, WHY ME, SWEETIE? has left me longing for a mature romance that doesn't rely on cartoon gimickry to hide its shallow insipidness. The search goes on.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on November 16, 2004.


i soooo totally disagree. i love this particular movie to bits. and compared to some of the other fluff out there i say it deserves more than one star!!

Posted by: laziicat at November 25, 2004 11:18 PM

peternepstad, i've everything to disagree with you. this is really a sweet movie that depicts the intense love between two persons. Few scenes moved me to tears and cherrie ying's acting is true to life. I don't see anything wrong with louis koo's acting as well. 3 if not 4 stars!

Posted by: guevara at December 15, 2004 01:40 AM

i guess ur jus jealous that Louis is better then u huh?

Posted by: sally at April 2, 2005 01:01 AM

I love this movie soo much! Cherrie Ying is so cute, and Louis Koo is hyseterical!

Posted by: Ritsuki at January 6, 2006 07:31 PM
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