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Second Time Around (2002)

Mou han fou wut (original title)
A young man goes to Las Vegas with his best friend to prove he can win big bucks. When he loses all of the money, he and his friend get help from a young woman who tells the man the story ... See full summary »

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Jeffrey Lau

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Jeffrey Lau
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ekin Cheng ... Ren Lee
Cecilia Cheung ... Tina Chow
Ke Huy Quan ... Sing Wong (as Jonathan Ke Quan)
Annamarie Ameera Annamarie Ameera ... Anna
Oliver Tan Oliver Tan ... Paul
John Wang John Wang ... Det. Luca
Alexander Fung Alexander Fung ... Jesus (Number One)
Johnny Koo ... Bobby
Lynne Langdon ... Bo Bo
Glen Pon Glen Pon ... David
David Quan David Quan ... Man in Jail
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Chico De Coster Roger Chico De Coster ... Prisoner Who Starts Riot
Andra Ohman Andra Ohman ... Ren's Friend
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Storyline

A young man goes to Las Vegas with his best friend to prove he can win big bucks. When he loses all of the money, he and his friend get help from a young woman who tells the man the story of some special stones that are part of a legend involving time travel and parallel universes. When the trio get in a car accident, the young gambler is the only survivor. Pursued by a female detective, the two accidentally end up back in time on Christmas Day, where the gambler decides to make the wrong things right, and he also ends up falling in love with the detective. Written by Ninja01

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English

Release Date:

11 January 2002 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Second Time Around See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Reminded me of Donny Darko meets Hong Kong cinema themes
26 November 2004 | by chongmanSee all my reviews

I just saw this on the International Channel and was mesmerized. It didn't have the flow of a Hollywood movie, which is part of its charm. Like in Donny Darko, there's a time tunnel, future and past merging, regrets, etc. The Chinese themes helped me identify with it: Asian guy, unlucky with women, gambling obsession, weirdness with gay people, in love with the cute Asian girl.

The main Character, Ren, is macho and self confident to a fault. He doesn't value his friends; he is impulsive and messes around with the ladies. Living day by day, not caring about anyone but himself. But this weird car accident and memory SNAFU give him a second chance, and the story unfolds around his change of conscience and a quirky love story.

It also reminds me a little of Memento. I don't think its very much like Groundhog Day, like the other reviewer... not that comic. Time is used as a ploy to deal with the main theme, which I think is regret.

I enjoyed the suspended disbelief, partly because it was a bit cheesy. And I do love casino scenes, so that helped me enjoy it.

I gave it a 9 out of 10. -hc


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