BINGO (Miriam Yeung) is like any other regular working women.
She leads a carefree city life that includes guarding her turf
in the office, dating and gossiping with her three girlfriends.
However, her life soon turns upside down when she was diagnosed
with breast cancer and she tries to cope with the fear of losing
her femininity. With the help of a happy-go-lucky doctor V (Richie
Jen), Bingo begins to find new meanings in her turmoil and the
will to face her own demons.
sure many of us have watched before on national TV, dramas
endorsing and depicting the seriousness, consequences of what
different types of illness can bring us. From kidney failure
to diabetics, most Singaporeans have watched them all.
aside from the usual Breast Cancer awareness advert, there’s
nothing on this subject matter yet from our homegrown station.
So here comes a Hong Kong movie that touches on the delicate
issue of breast cancer that comes in handy.
Yeung plays Bingo, a high-flyer young career women you would
normally see around us. Decking in the latest fashion, indulging
in spa treatments and busk in the company of friends, Bingo
works hard and plays hard. That is until she discovered she
had a malignant tumour through a pretty amusing sort of way.
Based on an idea by Producer Johnny To (the acclaimed director
of “Election” and “Love on a Diet”),
Director Law Wing Cheong has intentionally approached the
subject with great sensitiveness and shy away from the usual
mushy scenes usually found in dramas. There’s no huge
nuggets of wisdom dispensed instead what you get is a fairly
pair-up of Taiwanese actor/singer Richie Jen and Miriam Yeung
gives audience a comfortable and refreshing feel. Never mind
that Jen and Yeung are not on the elite ranks of superstardom
but their natural performances are really endearing especially
Yeung who gave a really outstanding performance.
this movie with a positive attitude as per what the tagline
says. I’m sure you are going to have an enjoyable 90
minutes with your love one or friends. You might not possess
a wide knowledge of Breast Cancer after the show but at least
you know you must face things with the best attitude when
you are down with a potential terminal illness someday. Touch
There's the usual 10 minutes making of segment which briefly
contains interviews with the director and cast. With the trailer
attached as well.
sound mix is in Dolby Digital 5.1 which for a dialogue-laden
movie like "2 become 1" doesn't really make good
use of it. However, an added advantage is the inclusion of
the Cantonese language option. Surprisingly, Richie Jen's
command of Cantonese is above average for a non-Hongkonger.
The visual transfer is clear and colours are vivid throughout.
by Linus Tee