has "clean-freak" genes but her boyfriend, Anteater
is a slob. She steals new untested drugs to suppress her natural
behaviour so that she can be with her boyfriend. Marlene has
been taking anti-fat pills to control her "fat"
genes when she falls in love with the landlord's son Terry.
Her life gets complicated when the drug is withdrawn from
the market. Will the girls find true love with some help from
Ah, the power of science and technology. Almost anything
is possible now with the help of the ever-evolving science
and technology. And thanks to creative filmmakers and their
out-of-this-world ideas, we go to places which we only dreamt
of in the past. Female director Robin Lee attempts to concoct
another tale of fantasy and love after her pretty but not
so well received The Shoe Fairy (2006).
are two tales in this romantic fluffy movie. In one of them,
the girl is an anal clean freak while her boyfriend is a sloppy
slob. In the other story, the girl is obsessed about being
thin. She consumes pills to prevent herself from gaining weight
while falling in love with a charming man. When the pills
become unavailable, her life gets turned upside down as well.
we already know not to rely too much on science and technology
because the human mind holds the greatest power, this 94-minute
movie doesn’t feel too preachy about that message. However,
the bland performances of the cast make it a bland watch as
well. Eddie Peng (from the popular Taiwan TV series Tomorrow)
plays the pleasant man the weight-conscious Yu Nan falls in
love with. Both stars have their own charisma, but the chemistry
doesn’t come through as hoped. The other story features
Terri Kwan (Turn Left, Turn Right) as the clean freak and
Peter Ho (the guy who snagged Fann Wong in The Truth about
Jane and Sam) plays her slack boyfriend. The contrast in these
two characters make for some mildly funny jokes, but the pairing
is ultimately unmemorable.
does not help that the script seems to be more concerned about
physical comedy rather than developing the theme of true love
versus scientific technology. The final nail to the coffin
is the laughable twist when the movie draws to a close, complete
with laughable computer generated effects of germs and bacteria.
You have to try hard not to roll your eyes at the amateurish
images on screen.
Lee’s last movie, this one does not leave any impression
with its uninspired cinematography. The result is a movie
that feels like a one and a half hour TV show. Other than
that, this lightweight and inconsequential movie does help
to kill some time when you and your other half feel bored
and have nothing better to do – It may just help to
improve the relationship between you two lovebirds. Ah, the
power of love.
SPECIAL FEATURES :
This Code 3 DVD contains a six-minute segment “Interviews”
featuring Lee, Peng, Ho and Kwan. We learn that the
inspiration of the story is due to Lee’s interest in
biology. In the two-minute “Behind the Scenes”,
we see how the drab viruses and bacteria in the finale of
the movie is created. The disc also includes a “Theatrical
There’s nothing to complain about the disc’s visual
transfer, and the audio soundtrack is presented in its original
by John Li