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Love for All Seasons (2003)

Baak nin hiu gap (original title)
A martial arts and Chinese medicine expert, Midget leads the famous 'Ngor Mei' clan in China. One day some men from Hong Kong arrive to seek medical advice. One of them is Fei Fu ¡V from ... See full summary »

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May
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Tiger Hung
Suet Lam ...
Fatty (as Lam Suet)
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Li Mo Shau (as Li Bing Bing)
Emotion Cheung ...
Hung's Aide (as Emotion)
Belinda Hamnett ...
Cat (as Hamnett) (as Belinda)
Nan Zhou ...
Tiger's PRC Employee (as Zhou Nan)
Ko Ko
Yong You ...
Tiger's PRC Employee (as You Hang)
Hua Wei ...
Omei's 4th Sister Disciple (as Wei Hua)
Yu Ha ...
Tiger's Father
Fung Lee ...
Tiger's Mother (as Li Fung)
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A martial arts and Chinese medicine expert, Midget leads the famous 'Ngor Mei' clan in China. One day some men from Hong Kong arrive to seek medical advice. One of them is Fei Fu ¡V from one of the richest families in Hong Kong. Unaware of his background, Midget faithfully restores Fei Fu to perfect health. However, Fei Fu never had a chance to see Midget without bruises and cuts, accumulated from martial arts tournaments, on her face. Despite the pair¡¦s burgeoning friendship, Fei Fu must return home, leaving Midget to realize she¡¦s fallen in love with him. She takes the plunge and decides to follow him to Hong Kong ¡V but can she find her true love? Written by Anonymous

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Silly but kind of oddly sweet
16 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Silly but kind of oddly sweet, this is typical lightweight romantic comedy that HK loves to make. It is also the type of film that Sammi Cheng seems most comfortable with-- playing the goofy, misfit who stumbles along an offbeat path to love. In this case, she is highly skilled but unworldly herbal healer and martial arts expert. The twist here is that she (May) must learn to love and feel its loss to achieve mastery in kung fu so that she can save the Omei temple from its former leader and her deadly intentions.

After curing Tiger, May realizes that he is the perfect man to "love her and leave her" and give her the power to defeat her foe. Grateful for the cure, Tiger agrees with her offbeat plan. But, as always, the best laid plans have an uncanny ability to go awry and what starts out as a simple, not-strings-attached agreement becomes more complicated that either bargained for.

Misfits are Sammi's strong suit and she is able to pull it all off from her naive/socially inept healer through her transformation to worldly woman with a kind of kooky charm. Koo's role isn't much of a stretch for him and he has played it many times before and since. But, together they do make a reasonably good odd-ball team.

On the whole, rather pleasant, lightweight fare with a couple of rather humorous scenes-- such as Sammi's dinner with the family. Not a continuous stream of belly laughs, but oddly sweet in its way.


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