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Yesterday Once More (2004)

Lung fung dau (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 14 October 2004 (Hong Kong)
Romance blossoms again for a divorced jewel-thief couple as they try to rekindle the love they once had for each.

Director:

Johnnie To

Writers:

Ka-Fai Wai (as The Hermit), Kin-Yee Au (as Au Kin Yee)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andy Lau ... Mr. To
Sammi Cheng ... Mrs. To
Jenny Hu ... Mrs. Allen (as Jenny Woo)
Carl Ng ... Steve
Ka Tung Lam ... Insurance Surveyor (as Lam Ka Tung)
Wong Chun ... Private Investigator (as Chun Wong)
Shiu Hung Hui ... Private Investigator (as Hui Siu Hung)
Teddy Lin ... Police Inspector (as Lin Chun)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moon-Yuen Cheung ... (as Kenneth Cheung)
Chi-Shing Chiu Chi-Shing Chiu
Ping Han
Loi Kwan Kam Loi Kwan Kam
Shing-cheong Li Shing-cheong Li ... Dr. Chan (as Shing-Cheung Lee)
Yat-fung Tin Yat-fung Tin
Ronald Yan ... Police Inspector
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Storyline

Mr. and Mrs. Do are wealthy, creative jewel thieves who divorce for no apparent reason after a successful diamond heist. A year later, she's engaged to the son of a rich woman who begrudgingly lets her son give his fiancée a family heirloom after she signs a pre-nup. The necklace is promptly stolen: Mrs. Do suspects her ex-husband and the wealthy mom suspects that the two ex's are still in federation and cahoots. In fact they do still love each other and spend a lot of energy trying to annoy or trick the other. Who does have the necklace, where is it, and why did the thieves separate in the first place? As time's bending sickle's compass comes, will the lovers sort things out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | English | Italian

Release Date:

14 October 2004 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Yesterday Once More See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,010,253
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Yu Gor Nei Yau Si
(lit.: "If Something Happens to You")
Performed by Sammi Cheng
Composed by Cho Tak Lau
Author: Xi Lin
Sub-Author: Andy Lau
O.P.: EMI Music Publishing Hong Kong/Better Music Publishing Ltd.
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Yesterday Once More: 'Its All Fun & Games...'Til Someone Gets Hurt'
20 May 2005 | by coffee_N_cigzSee all my reviews

Sammi Cheng & Andy Lau are coupled yet again in their 3rd film -- YESTERDAY ONCE MORE -- directed by HK's actioneer Johnnie To...fans of To's action films will be disappointed to find not a single gun was used in the filming...furthermore, fans of Cheng & Lau's previous films, NEEDING YOU & LOVE ON A DIET, will also be disappointed to find that YESTERDAY is no where near as funny or endearing...

Mr. & Mrs. To (Lau & Cheng) are a divorced couple...both affluent HK citizens...both incredibly mischievous...both just happened to be professional thieves -- 'two birds of the same feather'....A couple years earlier, they divorced over an inability to find middle ground on splitting the loot...Now she's remarrying...to the son of a rich heiress -- a total momma's boy (Carl Ng) through & through...The soon-to-be mother-in-law (Jenny Woo) is suspicious of Mrs. To's past & thinks she's only marrying her son for the family jewels -- the heiress' priceless ruby necklace...

The necklace is stolen...is it Mrs. To's materialistic eye that gets the best of her?... or is it her ex-husband, Mr. To's way of sabotaging the marriage to steal the jewels for himself?...

This is not a movie about two pple falling in love or rekindling a love...its about two pple who have always been in love but have somehow been to foolish to realize it...they let pride & greed overwhelm them...

Overall: YESTERDAY is one part caper/heist film & one part homage to classic Hollywood glamour from its golden years -- i.e. Cary Grant & Grace Kelly's TO CATCH A THIEF...Johnnie To is riding too heavily on Cheng/Lau's chemistry from their previous films...hoping Cheng/Lau's immense popularity & fan base will be enough justification for this third film....I think Sammi Cheng is one of the most likable/charming entertainers working t'day...& Lau is definitely the Tom Cruise of Asian cinema...

I really enjoyed their first two films & consider the Cheng/Lau pairing comparable to those classic Hollywood couples of the 40's & 50's...but YESTERDAY falls very short of expectations...terrible writing, ridiculous situations, product placements galore, & all the subplots & supporting characters were unnecessary...come to think of it...this film was unnecessary...unless you just love celebrity watching...


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