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Look for a Star (2009)

Yau lung hei fung (original title)
Inspired by the relationship between Stanly Ho and his fourth wife, Angela, it's a romantic comedy about a billonaire who falls in love with a feisty casino dealer. Rated PG

Director:

Andrew Lau Wai-Keung (as Andrew Lau)

Writers:

Cindy Tang (screenplay) (as Ming Tang), James Yuen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau ... Sam Ching
Qi Shu ... Milan Sit
Hanyu Zhang ... Lin Jiu
Denise Ho ... Jo Kwok (as Ho CC)
Ka Wah Lam ... Tim Ma (as Lam Kar Wah)
Xinyi Zhang ... Shannon Fok
David Chiang ... Uncle (as John Chiang)
George Lam ... Mr Yamazaki (as Lam)
Rebecca Pan ... Sam's Mother
Maria Cordero Maria Cordero ... Auntie
Tat-Ming Cheung ... Tommy (as Cheung Tat Ming)
Raymond Cho
Monie Tung Monie Tung
Yuen-Yan Lo ... (as Lo Yuen Yen)
Ella Koon ... Chihuahua
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Inspired by the relationship between Stanly Ho and his fourth wife, Angela, it's a romantic comedy about a billonaire who falls in love with a feisty casino dealer. Rated PG

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Romance

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Official Sites:

Official site [Hong Kong]

Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin | English

Release Date:

23 January 2009 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Look for a Star See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Look for a Star is a Hong Kong and Chinese co-production that marks the sixth collaboration between producer, director, and cinematographer Andrew Lau Wai-Keung and Cantopop singer and actor Andy Lau. It is also the second film collaboration between Andy Lau and actress Qi Shu. Both actors and the director worked together on the 2002 science fiction action film, The Wesley's Mysterious File, although Andy Lau had expressed wanting to make a romantic comedy with Shu. See more »

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A heart-warming romance movie.
8 February 2009 | by taymaolinSee all my reviews

Look for a star is a romance movie with a stellar star-studded cast. Andy Lau, Shu Qi etc. As such, one would expect this movie to be a relatively outstanding one. But apparently the predictable story-line is not captivating enough. As the movie progresses on towards the mid part, my friend who was sitting beside me even fell asleep periodically. Fortunately, the movie starts to pick up after that.

The main characters in the movie, Andy Lau and Shu Qi both acted well. However, I find the character: Lin Jiu played by rising star Zhang Hanyu to be the best as it was the most touching one because his circumstances and constraints are something that most people can relate to. I actually feel for him.

Though at times the movie can be a little boring, there were some scenes that are actually quite touching that will pull your heart strings and give you a warm feeling.

This movie is not really recommended for young children as they might not be able to understand the emotions being acted out and the complexities of some scenes. But still, this is a relatively good movie to catch for it motivates me to pursue my love interest and happiness. You will feel the same way too.

I give it a 6/10.


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