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Genre: Drama/Telemovie
Starring: Joshua Ang, Christina Lim, Dasmond Koh, Hsu Chiung Fang, Ah Nan
Director: Lin Kun Hui
Rating: PG
Year Made: 2008



- NG Shots
- Photo Gallery



Languages: Mandarin
Subtitles: English/Chinese
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Sound: -
Running Time: 1 hr 17 mins
Region Code: PAL 3
Distributor: InnoF
orm Media




Behind the glorious front, Getai icon Fang faces spouse abuse. When Zhen was young, her Grandmother used to bring her to Getai shows hosted by Fang. Zhen grew up to be a pretty and kind hearted lady who displays an aloof attitude towards men. With a passion in singing, her childhood dream is to perform for her Grandmother at a Getai. Qiang, a blue collar worker who washes car for a living likes Zhen but feels inferior because of his livelihood. Oblivious to Qiang's pursuit, Fang falls for Simon. Simon being a Casanova soon leaves Zhen for another woman. Thereafter, Qiang realized that he suffers from a terminal illness but perseveres to fulfill Zhen's wish of singing at the Getai and ends up sacrificing his own life...


Renowned FM933 DJ Christina Lim, more affectionately known to listeners as Peifen plays Zhen, a young girl whose dream is to perform at a Getai so as to fulfill the wish of her deceased grandmother. Qiang (played by Joshua Ang who shot to stardom in Jack Neo’s I Not Stupid) is a car washer who is secretly in love with Zhen and frequently patronizes the toy cum grocery shop where Zhen is working as a sales assistant.

Throw in a subplot of Getai singer, Fang (real-life Getai veteran Hsu Chiung Fang) and you get a half-baked romance teledrama "Missing You".

Qiang is a pitiful character whom I suspect created by the scriptwriter (who hid under a pseudonym) solely to milk some tears out of Ang’s diehard fans while Zhen’s character supposedly the one to revolve the story ends up as an unconvincing caricature who can easily falls for a playboy, Simon (host and ex-DJ Dasmond Koh) but reject the love advances from a honest man like Qiang.

There isn’t a very in-depth story development for Qiang and Zhen given the short running duration of 77 minutes as a quarter of the time is devoted to the pointless family drama involving Fang and her abusive husband (another Getai veteran, Ah Nan). The rush rush ending doesn’t help in convincing the love Qiang have for Zhen either.

Joshua Ang who is horribly miscast here perhaps is the biggest sore point of "Missing You". Ang apparently is too young to be playing the role of a tragic lover although he does possesses a leading man looks and a slight reminiscence of a young Li Nanxing but you can’t seriously age a bottle of wine overnight. Producers please heed our dear advice: Give Ang a couple of years before letting him attempts such dramatic role.

"Missing You" is a clichéd teledrama filled with wafer-thin characters and amateur acting almost similar to an unrehearsed school play. Now you know why the scriptwriter has to hide behind a pseudonym.


This DVD contains a 2 minutes NG Shots and a Photo Gallery.


The disc comes with a Mandarin track which showcases Peifen and Dasmond's pristine Mandarin with an option of English and Chinese subtitles.



Review by Linus Tee


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This review is made possible with the kind support from InnoForm Media


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