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May We Chat (2014)

Mei gaau siu lui (original title)
Three girls spend a lot of time using WeChat on their mobiles for what normal urban teens do - shopping, meaningless sex, heartaches and whining. But when one of them is kidnapped, the ... See full summary »

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Shiu-wa Lou (screenplay), Philip Yung (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Cheuk Man Au Cheuk Man Au ... Yu Hoi (Seal)
Kabby Hui Kabby Hui ... Yan
Heidi Lee Heidi Lee ... Wai-wai
Yiu-Tong Lee Yiu-Tong Lee ... Butcher stand owner
Mak Tak-woh Mak Tak-woh ... Peter
Rainky Wai Rainky Wai ... Yee-Gee
Irene Wan ... Irene
Courtney Wu ... Uncle
Kathy Wu ... Tong Tong
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Three girls spend a lot of time using WeChat on their mobiles for what normal urban teens do - shopping, meaningless sex, heartaches and whining. But when one of them is kidnapped, the other two try to find her, for which they have to with lowlife triads. Written by AnonymousB

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A prolonged storyline with nothing on heart to tell...
6 September 2018 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Given my passion and love for the Asian cinema, and especially Hong Kong cinema, then I needed no persuasion in order to sit down and watch "May We Chat" (aka "Mei Gaau Siu Nui") from directors Philip Yung and Cheuk Man Au.

I happened to stumble upon "May We Chat" while perusing the Asian selection of movies on Netflix. And not being familiar with the movie or the people starring in it, I did of course have to watch it.

I almost made it to the end. I think I had 15 minutes left or so by the time I threw the towel in the ring and gave up. This movie was pointless to the point where it was dangerously close to becoming torture.

The movie has no proper story, and just revolve around 3 pointless characters whom have a serious problem with addiction to mobile devices and chats. And what is entertaining about that? The writers tried to throw in a story arch about a girl gone missing, to spice up the fact that we were just following the pointless stories of three equally pointless characters. Did it work? No!

The production level of the movie was good, but that was about all that the movie had working for it. Everything else was subpar. The storyline was abysmal, the characters were one dimensional cardboard cut outs, and the movie just felt like it was playing for 5 hours, as nothing of any worth happened throughout the course of the movie.

It should be said that the acting in the movie was adequate, just a shame that the actresses had little to absolutely nothing to work with in terms of script, storyline and dialogue.

This was a huge swing and miss in the Hong Kong cinema, and it is not a movie that will shine as being one of outstanding importance in the Hong Kong cinema. And I have no intention of returning to finish the last 15 minutes that I have remaining, because I just didn't care about the storyline or the characters in any way.


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Cantonese

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19 June 2014 (Hong Kong) See more »

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$140,676
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