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Expect a Miracle (2001)

Pin guo yao yi kou (original title)
Miss Sung comes to HK Island from Cheung Chau to work as teacher. She also hopes to moonlight as a model. On the net she is known as Little Angel and she confides her hopes and troubles to ... See full summary »

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Daniel Hiu Tung Chan ...
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Charles 'Blackie' Chen
Sai Man Ho
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Miss Sung comes to HK Island from Cheung Chau to work as teacher. She also hopes to moonlight as a model. On the net she is known as Little Angel and she confides her hopes and troubles to a net friend called Deep Blue. She finally gets a chance at modeling, but an argument with the lead photographer, Jet, ruins her chance. Later she tries to convince him that she really needs the money. Jet believes her and the two start to fall for each other. But Jet's step-sister starts to complicate matters. Written by darylc@tpg.com.au

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11 December 2001 (Hong Kong)  »

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Amusingly Unorganised *spoilers*
28 September 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Given the simplicity of the story - online buddies who are unaware that they've already met and know each other - I'm quite surprised at how the plot was executed so badly.

It starts off easy enough; the girl (Sung//Joey Yung) is a substitute teacher at local school who is also an aspiring model. She calls herself "Little Angel" when talking to her close online friend "Deep Blue" (Jet//Daniel Chan), who - unknown to her - is actually her new boss when she gets her first modelling job, a photographer hoping to break into the advertisement markets.

While watching the movie, then first thing I noticed was the crappy cast (with the exception of the two main characters). Joey is a teacher at a high school, yet the students look either older or the same age as her. I was watching this with my sister: at first we thought of the possibility that she was a university lecturer, but then we considered the kind of environment that the students were in. I would've rather seen some young-teen nobodies than a bunch of 26-year-olds trying to pass themselves off as 17.

Another thing that really annoyed me was the sudden sprouting of random plot lines, such as Joey's landlord (who is also her student) wanting to commit suicide because of the sudden death of his mother (in the movie he is very money-minded, at the time of his 'suicide' he revealed that it was so that he could cover the hospital and treatment costs for her) who was the only family he had left, and also because he thought he'd knocked up his girlfriend and was too scared to admit it. Firstly, within the entire movie his family is NEVER mentioned and also, he's only with his girlfriend for the 2nd half of the movie or so when suddenly "HONOES….. I think I'm pregnant…" And geebus, don't get me started on the one-sided-almost-incestuous relationship with Jet and his step-sister (damn crazy bitch she is).

The movie did have some decent moments and little story lines, but overall the movie was extremely rushed and lacked any real substance. However I must say I was quite impressed with Daniel's performance. I hadn't seen any of his movies since "Chu Lian Wu Xian TOUCH/First Love Unlimited" and his old TVB days, though my sister – an avid Daniel Chan 21-year-old fangirl – had seen the "Bai Fen Bai Gan Jue/Feel 100%" movie last year, both which he played the average nice guy. In contrast to his usual characters he was a bit of an asshole in this which was pretty amusing, his acting has improved quite significantly.

In total I'd rate this 4.5, but also being a little bit of a Daniel Chan fan, I say 5.


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