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Jiyuan qiaohe (2000)

Two young lovers are caught in the tangle of an inter-family feud. The subject that sparked it off is none other than chicken rice. Both families have been in the chicken rice business for ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Png ... Fenson Wong
May Yee Lum May Yee Lum ... Audrey Chan
Catherine Sng Catherine Sng ... Wong Ku
Gary Yuen Gary Yuen ... Vincent Chan
Kevin Murphy Kevin Murphy ... Leon Deli
Kelvin Ng Kelvin Ng ... Sydney Wong
Su Ching Teh Su Ching Teh ... Penelope Chan
Wui Seng Cheong Wui Seng Cheong ... Wong Terr
Irene Ong Irene Ong ... Wendy Chan
Weng Kee Lee Weng Kee Lee ... Chan Tick
Gary Loh Gary Loh ... Muscle Mike
Jo Jo Struys Jo Jo Struys ... Cheryl
Randall Tan Randall Tan ... Nick Carter
Zalina Abdul Hamid Zalina Abdul Hamid ... Fat Lady
Mohan Sachden Mohan Sachden ... Muthiah


Two young lovers are caught in the tangle of an inter-family feud. The subject that sparked it off is none other than chicken rice. Both families have been in the chicken rice business for the last two decades which is how far the rivalry spans. It is in the midst of bitter rivalry, close friends and chicken rice that love begins to blossom. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Comedy | Romance


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Cantonese | English

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16 November 2000 (Singapore) See more »

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Chicken Rice War See more »

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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) |


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Like food court chicken rice... this dish is mediocre
27 December 2000 | by iluvheadSee all my reviews

As much as I'd like to support the local film industry. it's movies like CRW that make me more unwilling to part with my 6 bucks. This film had some amusing parts like the Chinese-singing Malay woman... a few one-liners here and there... but that's about it.

The premise of the film wasn't the problem... the execution was. First of all, let's get over the "Singapore-being-food-paradise" c*** thing and stop over-killing on mundane shots of food being prepared... we get the idea! The chemistry between May Yee and Pierre was not there either. I wasn't sure if it was because of their lacklustre acting or the weak script-writing... **Gee! She succumbed to a Tiffany necklace? How's that for true love?** Speaking of acting, was that what May Yee was doing... or just giving her haughty modelling poses and facial expressions? I didn't have a problem with her in 12 Storeys, but it really looked like she wasn't trying at all in this effort. The other actors basically sufficed as caricatures of the hawker centre fare. Like most of my friends, I was also wondering about the purpose of the character Leon. He seemed like a "token" gay character to attract local gay audiences to the movie. But even then, his chracterisation was weak and ambiguous. It was only till the end that all was revealed and he was portrayed as a psycho-stalker of an MTV VJ.

Therefore, like the food served at myriad chicken rice stores we see at food courts all over Singapore, Chicken Rice War is bland, forgettable and lacks that something special. As Pierre Png uttered in the film.. "This STUPID chicken rice war!" Nuff said...

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