Wen Kai and Haney Goh are total opposites. He is a high-flying
insurance actuary, lives a life free of any unnecessary risks.
And she is a part-time actress, occasional singer and all-round
free spirit! But on Valentine's Day, Cupid has something else
in store for them...Flying into Singapore from Taiwan on a
tight schedule, Wen Kai is going to ask his girlfriend to
marry him. Haney on the other hand is on the prowl for a present
for her boyfriend. Their paths cross in a jewellery shop where
Wen Kai is looking for a ring. A Valentine's Day promotion
is on where couples get 50% discounts off their buys if they
shop together. Haney hatches a plan for them to pose as a
couple to get their discounts. But their little plan backfires
on them big time and throws them into an adventure that spirals
into a day of fun, adventure and romance, proving that love
lurks in the unlikeliest of places...
The day this reviewer stops believing that
true love is going to come by his way will be the day feel
good romantic movies like this get made. Really, someone should
stop filmmakers from producing fairy tales like this TV movie
– they do nothing but create false hope for all the
lonely and forlorn folks out there.
Yes, you can count this reviewer in too,
because the moment he popped the DVD into the player, he was
brought into a make believe world where the impossible, well,
is made possible. How else would you explain the male and
female protagonists bumping into each other at a jewelry store
where they have to pretend to be a couple to get a fifty per
cent discount? How else would you explain the two very different
people coming together in a twist of events to find love in
each other? And most crucially, how else would you explain
the very good looking features of the male and female leads?
Well, if there’s anything to characterize
a told to death romantic tale of a unlikely couple falling
in love, this is it.
Produced by a local production house and
supported by the Media Development Authority, this TV movie
was broadcast on our free to air channel some time back, and
we are guessing that the response was so positive that it
guaranteed a DVD release. If nothing else, it only goes to
show that there is something in all of us that hopes (most
of the time, against hope) that something as wonderful as
this Lee Thean Jeen directed movie can happen to us.
Lee is no stranger to the local media industry.
His feature debut was the Lunar New Year offering Homecoming,
and those who are familiar with the thespian’s works
would not be surprised how feel good this 90 minute production
is. The production values are commendable – from the
well executed cinematography and the eye pleasing set design
to the soothing background score and the comfortable editing
pace, viewers would not have any trouble sitting through this
Besides, who doesn’t like to see a
good looking cast in the form of Felicia Chin and Kingone
Wang (we kid you not, that’s the dude’s English
name)? The supporting cast isn’t too bad either –
expect to see familiar faces like Zhang Wen Xiang, Celeste
Chong and the ever reliable Samuel Chong.
may be no surprises or moments that will make you sit up in
this fluffy tale about making love happen, but it does its
job of making us mere mortals believe that true love is just
around the corner.
SPECIAL FEATURES :
The movie’s visual transfer is clear and pristine, and
is presented in its original Mandarin audio track.
by John Li
Posted on 30 March 2011