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人在紐約 (1989)
Full Moon in New York

Reviewed by: xiaoka
Date: 02/13/2003
Summary: umm... jury's still out...

i'm still waiting for the story to have some sort of conclusion...before I can really pass judgement on this one... oh wait, the credits came up... its over?!?! what!!!!

another one of those movies that just kind of goes... and goes... but doesn't really get anywhere. Some of the stuff didn't really make sense to me... why the hell would the ABC guy's parents want to throw away their family's ancestral lineage tablet? wtf happened w/ the KMT guy and the mainland woman? what the hell was maggie cheung's relationship deal? no real explanations for anything...

Reviewer Score: 3

Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 01/12/2002
Summary: Serious drama, not bad

This is worth seeing for sure. It's about 3 women, one from China, one from Hong Kong, and one from Taiwan (just like in real life!) who all are living in New York, US. Sylvia Chang is the best I think, she plays a woman struggling to live in America with many problems in her life, especially the prejedice views forced against her from Americans. Maggie Cheung plays a lesbian in this movie, and doesn't act as well as I had hoped.

Still, it's worth watching for a serious drama, and I think it was shot in sync sound too, it certainly sounded like it. The subtitles are in good English for once too, but as I don't understand Mandarin, not sure if all of it was right, but it looked right for what happens in the film.

Rating (out of 5): 3

(This rating is based on the year & genre, so don't think it's based as a comparison on new releases etc.)

Reviewed by: jfierro
Date: 12/21/1999

Three very different women forge a friendship in New York. Despitethe great lead actresses, I dozed off a couple of times.