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用愛捉伊人 (1987)
You're My Destiny

Reviewed by: cpardo
Date: 06/06/2006
Summary: Good afternoon movie

Alan plays Tempo, who works at a delivery service company during the day, and plays in a struggling band in a club at night. He's frustrated with his girlfriend (along with his friends) and her flaunting of "gifts" she receives, so when he meets a nice Japanese girl named Naomi, he hopes to make friends with her. Naomi is the daughter of an important executive back in Japan, who's trying to close an important land deal. She ran away from her hotel room in Hong Kong so she can go out and have fun. When her father suffers a fatal heart attack, she becomes the heir to his business, and has to sign the land contract in four days time, or else it'll revert to a shady businessman who'll turn the land into a red light district. Of course he hires thugs to kidnap Naomi in Hong Kong, but hadn't counted on Tempo and his friends to try and rescue her...

The movie is okay at first with a Japanese intro, and then starting a typical romantic friends comedy along with 80's cantopop (Papa Oom mow mow!) But I like the addition of the Japanese girl, her wanting to get away, but getting caught up in her late father's business. Alan's friends are obnoxious but not bad this time around, they provide chuckles and Teddy Robin--I always find him interesting to watch in HK flicks. The romantic angle is again typical but it worked for me, even in absurd situations like when Alan lets himself gets soaked by the street cleaner vehicle. The addition of action, including lots of bike stunts makes the film a bit more engaging--even the small addition of fisticuffs is somewhat exciting. It's a movie to enjoy perhaps on a boring Sunday afternoon! A little lighthearted fluff to take in, when you've watched everything else.

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: ABCkid
Date: 04/18/2003
Summary: Childhood gem

Having seen this over and over since childhood, I could really say this is a pretty enjoyable film. A young, rich, pretty Japanese girl(played by ?, probably a popstar) who speaks excellent Cantonese runs away from her guardians in Hong Kong and ends up living with 4 bandmates(Alan Tam, Nat Chan Bak-cheung, Teddy Robbins, Au Shui-keung). Alan and the Japanese girl falls in love of course and have a duet near the end of the movie. But it all ends when kidnappers take the girl away so she couldn't inherit her dad's legacy in time. And it's up to Alan and friends to save the day.

A sweet 80's movie. Not extraordinary, but pretty nice. And who was that Japanese girl?

Reviewed by: jfierro
Date: 12/21/1999

A young, Japanese heiress gets tired of her restrictive lifestyle, soshe slips past her bodyguards and looks for fun in the exciting city of Hong Kong, where she meets up with Alan Tam and his three wacky bandmates. While Alan and the Japanese girl start falling in love, an evil employee plots to take over the Japanese girl's family business in her absence. Will Alan and the girl manage to stop the unfriendly takeover? What do you think. Slightly better than the typical late 80's romantic comedies. Features a number of very brief cameos by notable stars.