First of all, since the director is Herman Yau.We can't asking him to provide us a movie with tensely story telling or precisely camera filming skill.But after all, Herman Yau do make good movies.Just because he always paying really attention to the TOPIC that he really cares. His script is always easy and even sometimes a little bored. But he do under those character which he is filming.He just simply telling a story with wholehearted. Nothing more , nothing less.
Actually, this movie " Herbal Tea " is a typical of the HK movie style. Small funds, second-line Actress and Actors, easy script ,and little advertisement.Some people might have watched it but simply forget it in a short time.But some people(including me) will find a lot of interests in this lovely comedy.The character is lovely,especially the cuddly CANDY LO. She must be the most underestimated actress in Hk.She acts well,it's a shame that she didn't participate any other first-class funds movie. Candy Lo showed an amazing comedy-talent in Her recent most well-known movie " Truth and Dare. " In the " Herbal Tea ", she keep her funny performance and bring us more than that.We could easily find that Candy is extraordinary in this character. A girl with kind heart who helps her neighborhood all around.Yeah.. a little platitude,isn't it? But Candy's performance will convince you that there is a girl who really care about all the people around her . And even she helps them a lot even sometimes forget her own business, but she'll also do the best to keep herself living happily.
This movie got an easy outline. But the inner thought are sometimes really touching.Just because you can easily find out that Director Herman Yau's filming skill is always mediocre,and even sometimes too stubborn.So you will probably watch this movie just as other soap-opera.But Herman Yau do make many cherish elements in this lovely movie.Everything just been told directly,the character are nothing but small people.They laugh,They cry, just like anybody does.When they got special feeling about each other.Instead of taking script -crap steps ,they'll just simply show it.Many movie intend to do such kind of aura,but only a few one could make such decent work like Herman Yau did.It's not flawless but those flaw in the movie could show us what a director can do without Sparking film skill and shining stars.
It's not that good. But not that bad either.If you are in fond of Candy Lo or Jordan Chen just like me, you'll probably enjoy this movie.Their character are both really lovely.Not because of the screenwriter's ability ,it's the story and the acts make me feel so.
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