6 Strong Guys (2004)
Reviewed by: j.crawford on 2005-06-11
Summary: story of male angst and insecurity
6 Strong Guys is another in the long line of romantic comedies that have been so popular currently in Hong Kong. This one is a little different in that it tells a story of male angst and insecurity dealing with the pressures of working life and female relationships through the eyes of a female director, Barbara Wong, and a female screenwriter, Theresa Tang.

Director Wong shows savvy directing chops in casting the wonderful George Lam and Ekin Cheng in scenes together. They help carry the film along with Chapman To and Karena Lam who play high school sweethearts reunited to commiserate over troubled marriages. Comedic screenplay takes a strangely melodramatic twist at the end which makes the movie stronger, more uplifting.

Reviewer Score: 8