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Jo sok (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 28 April 2005 (Hong Kong)
A young boy from a working-class family and a bored young girl from a rich family are falling in love. Soon, she's pregnant and the teenagers have to escape from their disapproving parents.

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Tung-Shing Yee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jaycee Chan ... Fu (as Jaycee Fong)
Fiona Sit ... Nam
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Nam's pop
Eric Tsang ... Fu's pop
Teresa Mo ... Fu's mom
On-On Yu ... Nam's mum
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hin-Wai Au Hin-Wai Au ... Doctor
Min-Leung Chan Min-Leung Chan ... Provision shop boss
Yiu Fai Cheung Yiu Fai Cheung
David Chiang ... Litigation judge
Kar Lok Chin
Raymond Cho ... (as Wing Lim Cho)
Henry Fong
Shiu Hung Hui
Chi-Bok Lam Chi-Bok Lam
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A young boy from a working-class family and a bored young girl from a rich family are falling in love. Soon, she's pregnant and the teenagers have to escape from their disapproving parents.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

28 April 2005 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

2 Young See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Diamond in the rough gem about a rich girl and the poor boy who loves her. Its the four star cast that makes this worth seeing.
24 March 2007 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Okay let me be honest. Under no circumstances would I have picked this movie up. I didn't like the art on the DVD cover and the plot didn't thrill me. The price however was under a buck so I figured I could risk trying something different just because it was cheap. Boy was I surprised, actually to be perfectly honest I enjoyed this movie more than I did most of the movies I've seen recently that I actually wanted to see.

The plot of the film has a poor boy falling in love with a rich girl from a private school. Things happen and they soon have to deal with the fact that there's a baby on the way.

The story is nothing new, however it doesn't follow the typical movie of the week formula. Sure there are complications, including a run in with the law because the girl is underage, but it doesn't always take the easy way out, indeed there is the possibility that after the credits roll that things may not be happy down the road. Still the film is very watchable.

The film works for two reasons.

First the writing of the characters is sharp. These are likable and real people. The early scene where the boy and his friends crash the school dance in order to find out the girls name is utterly charming.You connect with him and his lady love and are pretty well good to go from that point on. And as the film progresses you find you care about all of the characters you meet and you become interested in what happens to them.

The other reason this film works is the cast. Across the board they are note perfect. Then again most of the actors are people who have been working in the Hong Kong industry for years and are good in everything.

Is this the greatest film ever to come down the pike? No, of course not, but its a really nice, well acted little movie that odds are you'd pass over at the video store. This is one of those movies that makes it worth going off the usual cinematic menu and trying something different.


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