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Lost in Time (2003)


Reviewed by: j.crawford
Date: 08/20/2006
Summary: fine adult drama

This is a fine adult drama film written by the always interesting James Yuen Sai-Sang and directed with a smooth hand by Derek Yee Tung-Sing. The material as directed gives the principal actors many chances to work their craft. Lau Ching-Wan gives his usual rubbery faced performance as the hard luck guy with a heart of gold. Cecelia Cheung's character affords the actress plenty of chances to laugh, to cry, and to look forlorn.

Two things make this movie work. Firstly, is the casting of Harashima Daichi as Lok, the child in the story. This kid is just so damned cute! Secondly, the melodramatic events play out in the fast-paced, cutthroat world of the Hong Kong minibus industry. When Ms. Cheung's fiancé is killed in an accident, she decides to keep his business going, unaware of the foibles and pratfalls that lie ahead. Along the way, she meets Mr. Lau who gives her a helping hand while dealing with his own troubled past.

Reviewer Score: 8

Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 06/05/2005
Summary: Wonderful

This reminds me of "loving you......." but with absolutely no comedy in it, but rather a touching drama about lost love and life.

No tears from me but still quite moving!!

One of the better movies of 2003

7/10


Reviewed by: pjshimmer
Date: 04/23/2005

Probably the most memorable HK film from 2003, and the only one that I had the urge to see again after 2 years. Lost in Time is a wonderful film.

[8/10]


Reviewed by: cissie
Date: 07/28/2004
Summary: Terrifc Performances

Lost in Time is a wonderful film about grief, dealing with loss and moving on with life. Cecilia Cheung gives a terrific performance as a young woman who struggles to make a life for herself after her fiancé dies and leaves her with his young son (by another woman) and a battered bus. Trying to make a living from driving the bus she is given a hard time from the fellow drivers until she meets up with Lau Ching Wan who shows her the ‘tricks of the trade’. She also experiences the disapproval of her sister and mother, but the unconditional love of her father is shown in a couple of extremely touching scenes. Lau Ching Wan also gives a moving performance, which becomes more intense as his reasons for helping Cecilia Cheung are revealed.


Reviewed by: magic-8
Date: 02/24/2004
Summary: Solid Domestic Drama

"Lost in Time" is a solid domestic drama from director Derek Yee. The plot concerns Siu Wai's adjustment to life after her fiance, played by Louis Koo, is killed in a traffic accident. Siu Wai (Cecilia Cheung) struggles in trying to set up life with Koo's son in tow. Dai Fai, played by Lau Ching Wan, helps Cecilia as much as he possibly can by providing practical advice on life as well as insight into the world of minibus drivers.

Director Yee does a tremendous job in creating interest in this small but lively story of moving on with life and picking up the pieces after a loved one has passed away. Cecilia Cheung and Lau Ching Wan do superbly with their roles without having to sink to melodrama or soap opera antics. The adorable kid steals the scenes he's in and really works well with the cast members.

"Lost in Time" is a fine example of Yee's eye for detail in bringing quality performances to life. His works do not rely on gimmicks, but rather on character development and storytelling.

Reviewer Score: 8