Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Bishonen (美少年之恋, Měishàonián zhī Liàn-1998)

"Love that lives in the heart cannot be so easily terminated by time. Even though the encounter is brief, its impression shall last a lifetime. No one can change the direction of love that lives in the heart. If you have loved, that in itself is the answer."


Stephen Fung
Daniel Wu
Shu Qi
Terence Yin

Jet (Stephen Fung) is a handsome gay hustler whose sex appeal seems to know no bounds. Everyone wants to make love to him, but he is in love with no one but himself.

Things change drastically when he notices what seems like a young couple in a shop, Sam (Daniel Wu) and Kana (Shu Qi). At first sight, he falls in love with Sam and begins following the two around.

Jet's friend Ching, who is also a hustler, runs a personal in a gay magazine for Jet, imploring Sam to contact Jet.

At first, Jet is angry at Ching for not asking him, but his wrath subsides quickly when indeed he meets Sam again in what seems like a chance encounter, but actually is an outcome of the personal.

Sam turns out to be a police officer and Jet starts to befriend Sam, hoping this will turn into a relationship. But Sam does not seem to notice Jet's intentions towards him.

Unbeknownst to Jet, Sam had a homosexual affair with pop star K.S.(Terence Yin) five years earlier. At the same time, Ching had been in unrequited love with Sam (then calling himself Fai) when the two were still office workers.

Ching comes to his apartment shared with Jet when Jet and Sam are there, instantly recognizes Sam as Fai and is furious with Jet for stealing his beloved.

The aftermath leads to a conclusion unbeknowest to Jet.....................

Hmm? It was good but not THAT good. I couldn't get into the love story because I didn't feel it was there. This movie spent too much time worrying about Jet's job as a prostitute than anything else. They didn't put enough amount of time into Jet and Sam's relationship. They did an adequate amount on updating us on Sam's past. What about Jet's? Ehh. I actually felt nothing at the end of the story.

Okay, I admit I had to stop halfway because I had to take my kids to Chuck E. Cheese's. I was looking forward to a better second half. Okay, Jet and Sam making out was oishii (delicious) that was about it.

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Daniel Wu
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Terence Yin
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1 comment:

Endroine said...

xD Daniel wu XD in a yaoi movie XDXDXDXDXDXD i cant stop laughing xD