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Love Matters (2009)
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A movie that revolves around three main protagonists - 52 year old Tan Bo Seng, 17 year old Benny his teenage son and 36 year old Jeremy, Bo Seng's 'adopted' brother - and their accidental ... See full summary »

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Henry Thia
Yann Yann Yeo
Jack Lim
Cheryl Lee
Ming Lai
Mark Lee
Alex Leong
Mayjune
Yin Yin Tay
Anna Ru Ping Lim ...
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Ling Ling Zhu
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A movie that revolves around three main protagonists - 52 year old Tan Bo Seng, 17 year old Benny his teenage son and 36 year old Jeremy, Bo Seng's 'adopted' brother - and their accidental journey in seeking and keeping love and happiness. Bo Seng leads a routine life. Attempts to revive the passion with his wife Jia Li cannot improve their stale love life. Jeremy lives a colourful life, colourful in reference to his long list of girlfriends. "Never to commit" is his motto for love. Benny has just school life, his only vice is anything to do with the computer, his only distraction is his crush, Jennifer, his classmate's girl. Bo Seng & Jia Li the old fashion couple has more misses than hits in the love department and a series of madness spin off one night ... Jeremy meets Benny's teacher, Ms Wong - a lady, unlike the wild things he has had. His charm wins him her heart, but his Casanova means refuse to take a back seat, a new lady friend threatens to change his life ... Benny starts ... Written by Anonymous

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Not one of Neo's brighter moments, but far from being bad.
5 March 2009 | by (Penang, Malaysia;Chicago, Illinois, USA) – See all my reviews

"Love Matters" the latest addition from director Jack Neo, is nearly a mixed bag. I haven't seen the trailers, but I did laugh myself silly in the theaters, but still there were quite a lot of flaws in this movie. This is not one of Neo's brightest marks, however it is a far cry from being abysmal.

It is a sex comedy without nudity. Most of the sex is off the screen or referenced by dialog, for that, it is fine, because the film does have some big belly-laugh moments. However the some of the film's flaws comes from its technical aspects. The editing and sound mixing (you'll hear why in one scene) are poor, and it looks like an expensive telefilm. Also, the film keeps referencing some of Jack's previous films, like "That One Not Enough" and his best effort, "I Not Stupid 2". However the pace is fine, assuring that the audience will not be bored. Neo's trademark story structure (laughs to drama to laughs again) is evident.

However the acting and directing is a mixed bag. Henry Thia and Yann Yann Yeo are some standouts. Jack Lim is good, though like a fellow commenter said, most of his jokes seem to be cut out for time constraints (the movie is 2 hours long!). A cameo from Mark Lee is hilarious. The young actors, however, can't act their way out of a paper bag. The direction is mixed, as Neo has brought in newcomer Gilbert Chan to co-direct the film with him. In some scenes the direction feels forcibly rushed, and in others it is fluid.

In short, the film is a mixed bag, but I laughed at most of the jokes in the film, meaning it is NOT a waste of time and money. I hope that Neo, however, does a better job than this, because he can.

Entertainment value: 8/10

Overall: 6/10


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