Monday, November 24, 2014

[Movie Review] Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 單身男女2

Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 Synopsis:
Seemingly to be a fairytale ending of 1st sequel of "DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART" -- “Earthling” Cheung Shen Ren (Louis Koo) loses Cheng Zixin (Gao Yuanyuan) to the “Martian” Fang Qihong (Daniel Wu) and decides to keep it cool and reverts to singlehood graciously, while Cheng and Fang live happily ever after…… however, the three of them got entangled in an even more complicated relationship in the 2nd sequel.
     After jilted by Cheng, Cheung starts dating “Goddess of Stocks” Yang Yang Yang (Miriam Yeung), who works in an opposite building. Yang has been turning a blind eye to Cheung’s philandering until she meets Paul (Vic Chou), a romantic returnee from France whose devotion has melted her heart.
     Afraid to lose his lover again, Cheung determines to settle down and marry Yang, but fate works in mysterious ways. It turns out that Cheng’s wedding with Fang has been delayed and she is now directly working under Yang. A chance encounter with Cheng again makes Cheung question his decision, because even though he appears to have emerged unscathed from their previous relationship, he was profoundly hurt and still hasn’t fully recovered.
Paul is in love with Yang; Yang has accepted Cheung’s proposal; Cheung is unable to get Cheng off his mind; and Cheng is about to marry Fang. A quadrangular relationship among five people – who is really the love of their life?


Movie Trailer:

Directed by 導演: Johnnie To 杜琪峯
Starring 主演: Louis Koo 古天樂, Miriam Yeung 楊千嬅, Gao Yuanyuan 高圓圓, Vic Chou 周渝民, Daniel Wu 吳彥祖

Movie Review:
The movie is the 2nd sequel of the movie, you are still able to catch up what has happened to the 1st sequel with many flash back through out the movie.  The BGR simply got more complicated with the quadrangular relationship among Cheung Shen Ren (Louis Koo), Cheng Zixin (Gao Yuanyuan), Fang Qihong (Daniel Wu), Yang Yang Yang (Miriam Yeung),  and Paul (Vic Chou).
     The creativity of using sticky notes passing message across the 2 glass buildings' windows is contined here and it is really funny seeing message put across to the wrong person, cracking some "jokes".  "Paul the octopus", made its "unexpected cameo appearance" in the movie as Genie the octopus, which I think, is a highlight of the movie. Somehow, it is an important connection to the various characters of the film.
     While many questioned, is it really necessary for the 2nd sequel since the 1st one has the pefect ending, I bet to differ.  We all knew that Cheng accepted Fang proposal as she can't accept the flirty nature of Cheung.  But is Fang really her true love?  Or did she decide to be loved instead of loving? Having a second chance to pick, who will Cheng choose?
     Frankly speaking, most of them who catch the movie do not like the ending, I secretly hope the ending to be otherwise too, but I do understand the rationale of the ending somehow, as I felt that there are some underlying messages. In life, there is always a tendency to struggle between the perceptual and the rational.  But in a love relationship, we sometimes need to follow our heart, not our mind.  We always have expectation for our loved one, however, do we expect him/her to change for us or should we change our expectation and accept who he/she is?  Love, is never a simple affair...



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