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Yau ching yam shui baau (2001)

Richard Ma (Tony Leung) is a tight-fisted, mean and unpleasant character. He's also a wealthy businessman who has become increasingly bitter and mistrustful due to what he believes are the ... See full summary »

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Richard Ma (Tony Leung) is a tight-fisted, mean and unpleasant character. He's also a wealthy businessman who has become increasingly bitter and mistrustful due to what he believes are the gold digging women in his life. Following a series of events one weekend, Richard's financial assets are temporarily frozen, his house is looted by his ex-girlfriend and he has no cash leaving him helpless and broke. It's during this faithful weekend that he meets Ah Choi (Shu Qi), a struggling financial analyst who is trying to ward off the attentions of an unwanted suitor. By offering his help to Ah Choi in return for financial gain, a most surprising relationship develops between this unlikely pair!

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Enjoyable rom-com starring Tony Leung and Shu Qi.
3 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Skinflint businessman Richard (Leung) doesn't feel bad when he sacks his employees and secretary to cut unnecessary costs. He also doesn't bat an eyelid when his gold-digging girlfriend leaves after he refuses to give her money. She gets her revenge by cancelling his credit cards and giving away his furniture.

Suddenly destitute, he's forced to rely on the generosity of Choi (Shu Qi - lovely as always), a good Samaritan who helps him out even though she thinks he's a scumbag who makes a habit of cheating women out of money.

When Choi wants him to repay her by pretending to be her boyfriend, to throw off the unwanted advances of her father's choice of husband, Richard starts to see the appeal in stringing women along for money.

If you're watching this purely because it stars Leung and/or Shu Qi, you're not going to be too disappointed. They're a charismatic pair and their chemistry is good, and there are enough genuinely funny scenes to satisfy the 'com' part of the genre. The 'rom' side is handled strictly by the numbers. The leads are backed up in fine fashion by Theresa Mak and Yuk Fei Wong. Anyone who remembers the latter's singing prowess in Shaolin Soccer may be happy to learn he bursts into song in this one, too.

If you have to rely on subtitles (like I do), unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a good version of this flick available. I first watched a Chinese import copy a few years back which was almost indecipherable, and recently 'upgraded' to the Tai Seng version currently on sale in the UK. The subs were better, but disappeared way too fast and were still riddled with bad spelling and grammar. The film also seemed to drop frames, or even whole seconds in places. A shame.


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