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Alan & Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye

Reviewed by: dandan
Date: 12/09/2006
Summary: "chickens are our game"...

alan (tam) and eric (tsang) were childhood friends, who seperated when eric's father fled from debt, to america. years later, eric returns to hong kong, finding alan is working as a waiter, dreaming of being a singer. the two open a chicken farm and life seems pretty good; eric meets olive (maggie cheung) and is smitten but, on their first date, olive falls for alan. as alan rises rapidly to fame, the friendship between the three begins to break down...

with his directorial debut, peter chan crafts a
bittersweet tale of friendship. the story is sentimental, but the suprisingly under-stated style and a naturalistic quality, combined with a solid eric tsang performance (although tam and cheung are good as well), makes it an engaging watch.


Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 01/12/2002
Summary: Worth seeing

Between Hello & Goodbye is a very good movie as far as originality and acting goes, but it is more of a family movie more than anything.

Eric and Alan are two very good friends who separate when they are young, and about 20 years later they meet each other again and open a small chicken farming business together. However, shortly after they meet again, Alan is given a singing contract that he can't refuse and the friendship becomes bitter between the two friends, not helped by the fact they have both fallen in love with the same woman (Maggie Cheung). Eric moves away again and years go by yet again and when Alan manages to trace him once more, he discovers that Eric is dying, and wants to spend as much as time with him as he can.

Note, Paul Fonoroff makes a cameo in this one!

Full of Alan Tams songs, makes this movie sound very sloppy, but you do tend to feel this movie is very real.

Rating (of 5): 3

(This rating is based on the year & genre, so don't think it's based as a comparison on new releases etc.)

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: meixner
Date: 08/30/2000
Summary: charming, sweet, and shallow

Alan Tam (Alan Tam stretching his abilities to the maximum) and his best friend Eric are seperated in childhood. When Eric returns to Hong Kong, he and Alan open a chicken farm and both fall in love with Olive (Maggie Cheung). As Eric's Chicken farm is destroyed in a typhoon Alan's singing career takes off and the friends separate only to be reunited in ten years later in San Francisco.

A really gooey and shameless movie with lot's of Alan singing, but Maggie is cute and the cast turns in great performances. Only for the indulgent and sappy, but interesting as a prototype UFO production.

Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

Bittersweet romantic tragedy about singer and rising star AlanTam, his lifelong friendship with chicken-farmer Eric Tsang, and their relationship with flighty but cute Maggie Cheung.


[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 5