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Gorgeous (1999)

Boh lei chun (original title)
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A romantic girl travels to Hong Kong in search of certain love but instead meets a kind-hearted professional fighter with whom she begins to fall for instead.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Bu (as Shu Qi)
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Albert (as Tony Leung)
Emil Chau ...
L.W. Lo
Richie Jen ...
Long-Yi (as Richie Ren)
Ken Lo ...
Lo's Bodyguard
Sung Young Chen ...
Bu's Father
Elaine Jin ...
Bu's Mother
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Alan
Tats Lau ...
Chan's Assistant
Vincent Kok ...
Man at Pier
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ...
Airport Pickpocket
Sam Lee ...
Robber
Kar-Ying Law ...
Restaurant Manager
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H.K. Police Officer
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Storyline

A Taiwanese girl named Bu has just been proposed to. While pondering the proposal, she finds a message in a bottle which inspires her go to Hong Kong to meet the guy, Albert, who wrote the message. However, she finds out that Albert is gay. A successful playboy businessman CN, and Howie have been rivals in love and business since school days. Howie finds out that CN is dating his girl and also trying to take over his company. Howie tells his guys to teach CN a lesson. Bu happens to be there and saves CN, but decides to fake her identity and scheme to make him fall in love with her. In the meantime Howie, who wants to teach CN a humiliating lesson, hires a highly trained foreign fighter to beat him. Written by Wanfan

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She wanted adventure. In Hong Kong she found her match.


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Rated PG-13 for some violent content | See all certifications »

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6 February 1999 (Taiwan)  »

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Gross:

SGD 1,900,000 (Singapore)
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Originally conceived purely as a love story, with Chan as producer, but not as one of the film's cast. In order to secure the actress Shu Qi, the script of the film was re-written and a role for Chan was created. This soon developed into a starring role, and elements of action crept in. See more »

Quotes

Bu: Who would give you a sense of security? You should give yourself the sense of security.
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Jackie Chan in... a romantic comedy?
30 November 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Version: Columbia/Tristar DVD, Cantonese with English subtitles

A somewhat different offering from Jackie Chan in 'Gorgeous'. Bu (Shu Qi) is bored in Taiwan, and after reading a message in a bottle, she goes to Hong Kong to search out a mysterious stranger (Tony Leung), who turn out to be not be exactly what she expected. Eventually she meets C.N. Chan (Jackie) and grows close to him. Meanwhile, Bu's fiancée is looking for her and Jackie has troubles with Lo (Emil Chau), a childhood friend and now business rival.

I have to admit that I enjoyed this, even though romantic-comedies aren't really my thing. It isn't your usual Jackie Chan-style, but if he wants to try something different, then I will gladly support him. I found 'Gorgeous' funny, although others will disagree. There isn't much action, but when there is, it is excellent. The two fight scenes with Brad Allan are some of the best fight-scenes Jackie has ever filmed. They really are incredible, but in the end, this really is more of a 'feel good' movie than anything else.

Apparently the version I have is cut by 20 minutes, missing a cameo Stephen Chow. Damn. Stephen Chow is cool.

'Gorgeous' isn't for everyone - fans of the Chan-man should check it out, but I'm not guaranteeing you'll enjoy it as much I did. 7/10


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