Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cmovie - Tempting Heart (1999)

Synopsis - SenAsian
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Ignorant of Chen Li's unspoken feelings for Ho Jun, the unrequited Sheo Rou is unrelenting in her pursuit of him. They end up together, only to separate due to the disapproval of Sheo Rou's parents. These segments set in the 70's are evocative of the golden era of Taiwanese romance movies. The star-crossed lovers meet again unexpectedly in Tokyo, culiminating in a brief affair, with Sheo Rou. Once again, they part ways only to reunite in the 90's. It is only then that Sheo Rou disovers that Ho Jun has been married to Chen Li all along. Chen Li also discovers the infidelity and undying love between her husband and her old best friend, deciding selflessly to retreat to fulfill their yearning.

I can not believe all the awards it has gotten. Just shows to me that just because a movie wins award doesn't necessary mean it's good.

19th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards
Winner - Best Screenplay (Sylvia Chang, Cat Kwan Ho-Ming)
• Winner - Best Art Direction (Man Lim-Chung)
• Nomination - Best Director (Sylvia Chang)
• Nomination - Best Actress (Gigi Leung Wing-Kei)
• Nomination - Best Supporting Actress (Elaine Kam Yin-Ling)
• Nomination - Best Costume Design (Yee Chung-Man)

6th Annual Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards
• Recommended Film

So you be your own judge. Go watch it to see the hype. Or for Takeshi, Gigi, or Karen. Personally, I thought it was too slow paced and boring.

Even the hottie Takeshi couldn't save the movie for me!

I like Karen too but I felt she was underused. She actually was waaaaay better than the overrated Gigi.

Gigi is plain boring. I don't even find her cute. Reverse her and Karen's roles, maybe I'll like her more. Nah, probably not.

Even though this still is gorgeous, believe me, that's the best part of the movie, just looking at this part.

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