Boh lee chun (1999)
HongKong / Mandarin
"She wanted adventure. In Hong Kong she found her match.
"A young Tawianese/Mandarin girl finds a bottle which makes her go to Hong Kong to meet a guy named ALbert...
Saw it for Shu Qi...not Jackie Chan
Perhaps I'm in the minority, but Shu Qi was the reason I wanted to see
this film...Jackie Chan's appearance was a positive, but not the
driving reason. I must admit I had my concerns, as I didn't care very
much for "Love Me, Love My Money," (another Shu Qi/Tony Leung movie),
nor for "Kung Fu Hustle." I thought perhaps that humor in Chinese
culture does not translate well with Western audiences.
So when I saw "Gorgeous," I was pleasantly surprised. While I haven't
seen many Chinese romantic comedies, this was by far the best one I've
seen. Shu Qi - one of the most beautiful women in the world, I think -
is absolutely adorable in her role. Jackie Chan does his usual great
job, although I was surprised that Tony Leung would take such a minor
role in this movie.
I wish I had seen the uncut version, but then again, perhaps it would
have dragged the film down for me, and/or had Chinese cultural
references that would have made no sense to me.
I can understand if people were disappointed in this film if they were
expecting a Jackie Chan action flick. There is action, but it's also a
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