Reviewed by: pablo
Lam Lam has a problem with intimacy, getting violent whenever sheis close to a man. After her longtime boyfriend Michael leaves her, she runs into Wah, recently jobless and homeless slacker. When she spots Michael with another woman, Lam Lam enlists Wah's help to win him back. This film's poor box office results is proof that Hong Kong tastes have changed. Like many of Andy's early 90s romantic comedies, this is a simple love story filled with lots of humor, plenty of style, and just a little bit of whimsical fastasy. The comedy is hilarious, ranging from elaborate visual gags to pop culture references (Andy even makes fun of his 'wet look'). Production values are high, with well decorated locations and costumes establishing a consistent visual style. Centro, the digital effects company that handled compoisiting for _The Umbrella Story_, also does some work here. While the work still has a ways to go technically, the effects add a really nice touch to the story. My only complaint is a small misstep in the ending. This is my pick for underrated film of the year.