Sunday, May 24, 2015

Luen oi hang sing (2002)

IMDb plot summary: Fung is a delivery boy who has several chance encounters with Jane. A budding relationship between the two is rapidly established, but when Jane is suddenly killed in a car accident, it seems as if it is all over. But Jane's dying wish, to see the dance competition she would have been in, comes true as she is given seven days to "live" within Fung's body.
Directed by Dante Lam. Starring Nicholas Tse, Kar Yan Lam, Eason Chan, and Candy Lo.

This movie has a sweet premise (though the Netflix reviews compare it a LOT to Ghost, which I have not seen, so I can't say how original it is), but the execution falls very flat. The visuals are muddled and ugly, the tone of the movie is uncertain, and sometimes even the genre of the film is in question. Is this a supernatural romance? A drama about loss? A dance movie with a twist? The movie tries to be all of these and never really succeeds at any of them. Not a great flick by any means.

2 stars.

How it entered my Flickchart (ranked under its English title):
Tiramisu < How to Deal
Tiramisu > Mission: Impossible III
Tiramisu < The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Tiramisu < American Graffiti
Tiramisu < Seasons of the Heart
Tiramisu < Braveheart
Tiramisu > Eagle Eye
Tiramisu > Lawless
Tiramisu > Midnight Cowboy
Tiramisu < Gypsy (1993)
Tiramisu < Avanti!
Final spot: #1739 out of 2361.

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