MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,482 this week

Love in a Puff (2010)
"Chi ming yu chun giu" (original title)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,327 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 16 critic

Since 2007, the Hong Kong health authorities have implemented an anti-smoking law that bans people from smoking in all indoor areas, including offices, restaurants, bars, and karaoke ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: February

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in February.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 12 Jan 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 06 Jun 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 18 Nov 2013
 
4
a list of 35 titles
created 29 Jan 2014
 
a list of 22 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Love in a Puff" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Love in a Puff (2010)

Love in a Puff (2010) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Love in a Puff.
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Former lovers Jimmy and Cherie discover that getting over each other isn't as easy as they thought in this sequel to the romantic comedy Love in a Puff.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
Stars: Miriam Chin Wah Yeung, Shawn Yue, Mi Yang
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a woman decides to take it upon herself to win back the love of her live, she realizes she'll have to sink to using her female prowess -- and becoming what she despises the most -- a woman who flirts.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
Stars: Xiaoming Huang, Yi-Lin Sie, Sonia Sui
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An original twist on an eternal triangle, where secret crush and unrequited love take on altogether newfangled meanings of their own.

Director: Johnnie To
Stars: Louis Koo, Yuanyuan Gao, Daniel Wu
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

When four best friends try and move forward in their work and personal life, they realize that trying to live their life's dream is more difficult than they imagine -- especially in the high fashion world of Shanghai.

Director: Jinming Guo
Stars: Mi Yang, Amber Kuo, Zhendong Ke
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Set four years after the first movie, Lin Xiao, Lily, Nan Xiang, and Ruby, confront opportunities and challenges as their school days come to an end.

Director: Jinming Guo
Stars: Mi Yang, Amber Kuo, Zhendong Ke
Drama | Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Tat-Chi Yau
Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Maggie Siu
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  
Director: Jinming Guo
Stars: Mi Yang, Zhendong Ke, Amber Kuo
Gallants (2010)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Weedy office worker Cheung is sent to a remote village to secure property rights for his real estate company. Two martial artists run the village's teahouse, which was once the kung-fu ... See full summary »

Directors: Clement Sze-Kit Cheng, Chi-kin Kwok
Stars: Siu-Lung Leung, Kuan Tai Chen, Teddy Robin Kwan
Ex (2010)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Director: Heiward Mak
Stars: Gillian Chung, William Wai-Ting Chan, Michelle Wai
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

4 Hong Kong cops launch a "Sex War Operation" and trying to fooling around in Macau in one night, but things doesn't appear like they expected.

Director: Gary Wing-Lun Mak
Stars: Singh Hartihan Bitto, Dada Chan, Matt Chow
AV (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Students decide to make porn films so they can sleep with an actress.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
Stars: You-Nam Wong, Lawrence Chou, Kwok Cheung Tsang
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Alex Law
Stars: Simon Yam, Sandra Kwan Yue Ng, Aarif Rahman
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Miriam Chin Wah Yeung ...
Cherie
...
Jimmy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Singh Hartihan Bitto ...
Bitto
Yat Ning Chan ...
Isabel
Max Tat-Lun Cheung ...
Cherie's friend
Tat-Ming Cheung ...
Joseph
Matt Chow ...
Health Inspector
Queenie Chu ...
Yan
...
Cashier at 7 / 11
Charmaine Fong ...
Patty
Vincent Kok ...
Tak
Jo Kuk ...
KK
June Lam ...
Brenda
Ying Kwan Lok ...
Cop in car park
Sharon Luk ...
Vivian
Edit

Storyline

Since 2007, the Hong Kong health authorities have implemented an anti-smoking law that bans people from smoking in all indoor areas, including offices, restaurants, bars, and karaoke lounges. Office smokers now have to take their cigarette breaks on the streets outside, which has led to groups of smokers from the same building bonding together in cliques known as "hot pot packs." In an alley packed with loudmouth co-workers spreading the daily gossip, Jimmy, a mild-mannered advertising executive, meets cosmetics salesgirl Cherie. An awkward flirtation ensues amidst their afternoon nicotine rush. As their mutual infatuation intensifies, the couple moves farther and farther away from the rest of the "hot pot pack" into their own private alley, where they have conversations of unexpected emotional depth. As smoke gets in their eyes, one thing leads to another Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 March 2010 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Love in a Puff  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
HK Neo Reviews: Love in a Puff
29 July 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A light hearted and carefree Rom-Com of the year...

Director Pang Ho Cheung rarely disappoints and his latest venture in Love in a Puff is suitably far less self-indulgence and more carefree and fun to watch. Together with the witty and interesting dialogue co-written by last year High Noon's Heiward Mak, Pang paces the film in almost real time fashion. From the sense of a throw-back to Woody Allen's classic Annie Hall by breaking the third wall with characters talking about love, life, fate and smoking to the real time technique similar to the elegantly viewed Before Sunrise. Pang has created a little masterpiece, slightly underrated, easy to go under the radar, but simply a movie for film lovers to embrace.

Love in a Puff is the kind of film that isn't overtly directed, but rather the actors are allowed space to express themselves in real-time effect. Meeting people at a random ash-can in the back alleyway of Hong Kong is easily believable. After all, for all you smokers out there, how easy is it to share a light or two with a complete stranger with the possibility of striking up a laugh or two? The answer is yes. Pang plays with these premises and goes to the extreme in depicting smokers and constantly smoking. Smoking is what connected them in the first place and former queen of comedy, Miriam Yeung glows in her role as a matured yet simple girl torn between the end of a current relationship and the hope of beginning a new one. Likewise, Shawn Yue gives a career progressing performance as her younger love interest. Despite their best efforts on screen, the duo just somehow never clicks. While the dialogue and interaction between the two is more than interesting, the only evident problem is the lack of chemistry between the two leads. Surely their age difference was taken into account during the movie, but there is something that just stops the duo from kicking in the romantic sparkles. Good friends – yes, but lovers – a definite no-no.

All in all, Love in a Puff might just feel like a lesser Pang Ho Cheung's effort, but in fact it is exactly that carefree and fun feeling which makes this film better than it should be. It is also a return to the trashy, witty, light hearted fun not seen since his earlier works. It might not mean much, but Love in a Puff is easily the most enjoyable and carefree and light hearted Rom-Com of the year...(Neo 2010)

I rate it 8/10

  • www.thehkneo.com



2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Love in a Puff (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?