C'est La Vie Mon Cheri (1993)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2006-04-04
Sensitive performances, gentle pacing, mostly feel-good, and very romantic. Musicians everywhere, and the coverage of different musical styles is excellent, from the Ga Lip So Cha Cha Cha (get it ? Calypso......), Chinese Opera, Swing, Cantopop and even hot guitar licks and blues.

Same plot as Love Story (1970). Dark-tempered songwriter Lau Ching Wan has just broken up with glamorous pop star Tracy. He moves out of their posh house into a cheap flat, upstairs from a nutty musical family, who make their living performing songs from Chinese Opera in the street, to a small but dedicated audience. One of this group, the goofy and clownish Min (Anita Yuen), barges into Lau's life and sets out on a one-woman mission to cheer-up and win him. And when, finally, Min succeeds, her problem begins to show, and she needs Lau's support.

OVERALL : Too slow to be gripping, and not by any means a classic, but certainly above average. If you want a HK movie with romance and without ANY sex or violence, you'll like this one, and possibly even love it.
Reviewer Score: 6