@ (2001)
Final Romance

Reviewed by: i am b
Date: 01/06/2003
Summary: cute but not GREAT

the plot is too typical : the good looking guy (Edison) ends up with the good looking girl (Amanda) and the not so good looking guy (Sam) ends up with the not so good looking girl (Amanda's friend)..altho i must say the scene where Edison and Amanda are in the hole in the snow and he feeds her medicine and snow melted in his mouth was kinda sweet..i think this is more of a light-hearted movie and could be enjoyable if u have nothing else to do. the ending is confusing and not very believable..Sam Lee as usual is very amusing..out of a 10, i give it a 5.5

Reviewed by: xiaoka
Date: 06/24/2002
Summary: ugh... not that painful... but nothing great...

first of all, as much as it pains me to say this, Edison is /almost/ bearable in this film. At least he acts pretty well and doesn't make me want to shoot my television screen, as his performance in 'Gen-y cops' or 'Dance of the Dream' did... he keeps the annoying prick smirks to a minimum despite his expanded screen time.

Amanda Strang is pretty and convincing, but her character is virtually non-existent in the second half, maybe that was a mannequin? couldn't tell!

As far as the plot goes - this should have been (and practically is) two seperate movies. the first movie is almost a direct rip-off of City of Glass - next of kin of two dead lovers meet and eventually fall in love, except this time set in a Japanese mountain resort, and without all the flashbacks...

the second half is the cliched 'rich girl meets low class thug, they fall in love, she decides she wants to break off loveless relationship with annoying doctor guy, faces daddy's opposition...' story line. Except this time, just to make it a little unique Terrence Yin (who does a good job at looking really evil through his disheveled hair) also wants to kill the daddy...

I don't know what to say, I think I would have liked it if it just stuck tot he first cliche and left out the second one.

Reviewer Score: 5

Reviewed by: silver7
Date: 05/26/2002
Summary: Cute Movie

You pretty much get the gist of the plotline from the other reviews - but as mentioned already,the movie is set in a really beautiful Japan winter...makes me want to go to Japanese ski resort right now. It was a sweet storyline though done before. However both Edison Chen and Amanda Strang pulled it off - they had really good chemistry together, and their characters kept the legacy of their deceased siblings - which added to the sweetness of their forthcoming romance. Though some of the plot was unbelievable - like when Edison gets into Amanda's engagement party and NOBODY notices...that's a little unbelievable...the ending almost scared me - but it's happy, which is a relief from the typical chinese movie ending where someone dies. The minor characters like their friends falling for each other in the resort in the midst of annoying each other with para para sakura - and falling all over each other in a clumsy fit, added to the fun. It's a cute movie which doesn't lag at any moment even though the plot's been done before - but that's pretty typical for chinese movies :), and considering some of the more boring romance movies of the year (ahem - Everyday is Valentine), it was pretty good ....and Edison's extremely cute looks give way to good entertainment, though he didn't do a bad job of acting or driving, in fact the driving was pretty nice...Amanda Strang's innocent and pretty looks also give guys an incentive to watch it. However, all in all, it was a cute movie.

Reviewed by: happygolucky76
Date: 05/19/2002
Summary: Its good if.....

Basically this movie was pretty good. Most people do not like teen idols trying to act serious, but they did a decent job. The acting was generally good and scenery was great. Edison is an introvert and the romanctic lead in this one. The role fits him perfectly because he actually has to show some emotion unlike gen-y-cops were he could literally have been he could substituted by a manquin. His acting has improved well, and this movie should at least give him the title as the quiet and cute hero of romanctic films. At the same time Amanada Strang is kinda boring and the role should have been given to someone else or rewritten. She barely shows any emotion until the very end. Half the time she speaks so slow u think something thing is wrong (and the obvious reason they give us with her heart) with her and the other half she isn't even speaking at all. The main supporting characters played by Sam Lee and Cindy Au save the somewhat slow and overused storyline by their constant bickering. It shows money isn't everything and true love will endure in life and death.

This movie is a good date movie and a movie you can take your parents to b/c of the very little of profanity/violence.

(4 stars out of 5)

Reviewed by: zarrsadus
Date: 10/24/2001
Summary: As the name implies...

This is a rather bland movie if you ask me, with a very typical plotline for a romance film. That being said, since I was watching this with my girlfriend the movie became enjoyable, just not something I could have lasted through on my own :P. A rich girl Jean (Amanda Strang) and a poor mechanic Dik (Edison Chen) fall in love at a resort in Japan when they both meet up to settle some events from the past. After some mishaps in the snow and the two fall in love, but Jean's rich father forbids such a romance for his daughter. Back in HK the two decide to give up on being together when Jean's engagement is finalized, but Dik tries his best to see Jean despite her father's wishes. The ending was rather typical, but you could see that they expected guys to watch this with their girlfriends I guess, so as a "reward" for watching there's a scene at the end where Dik drives around in his Supra and races ^_^. Not the greatest plot even for a romance movie, or maybe the lack of any comedy just isn't up my alley, but if you're looking for a good movie to watch with your girlfriend here you go. Edison Chen for the girl and Amanda Strang for the guy. Oh yeah, and Sam Lee is in this film too and plays his typically annoying role as in every other film. The only saving grace for his character to me anyways was the scene where he tries to teach everyone at the resort how to do some ParaPara dance lol. 5 out of 10.

Reviewer Score: 5