I’m not a huge fan of Chinese movies to be honest but recently I have been watching TVB shows in order to brush up my rusty Cantonese and absorb abit of my own culture here and there, without my parents nagging at me. So there I was, thanks to Golden Village, at the premiere screening of ’The Perfect Wedding’ (抱抱俏佳人)!
The story begins with Lok Yan (Miriam Yeung) is a successful wedding planner who was ditched by her own fiancé on their wedding day. One night she hooked up with a young attorney, Fung (Raymond Lam) – with no plans of ever meeting again. Cliche but true, fate brings them back together and Lok Yan became Fung’s boss overnight. The couple complicates their relationship with work differences, friends interfering and miscommunication etc…but of course, we all know the typical ending there.
I was never a fan of Raymond Lam but after watching this movie, I thought he is rather cute with a comical side of him that is rarely portrayed on his usual TVB drama series. On the other hand, Miriam Yeung is always great with her on screen charisma! I would say I enjoyed the movie as it was a typical ‘fairytale’ without much twists and turns (ie. no need for much thinking) and it’s a good chillax weeknight movie. One bonus to the show was the appearance of Eric Kot ! I really like him as an artiste but just thought his character has room for development/improvement !
Downsides ? I’d very much prefer to watch it in its original Cantonese dialogues and soundtrack. It kinda killed the effects and punchlines at times, and the mandarin songs do not share the same feel as how the Cantonese would have portrayed ! (The lyrics were the subtitles so I know!) Another thing is how the product placements made it look too crazily-commercialized and providing audience a *roll eyes* moment at every other scene.
Mediocre film but always nice to kill time with eyecandies and some lame jokes – especially when I am really dreaming about having a wedding planning career like Miriam’s character…her firm is to-die-for ! And the gorgeous gowns and everything lovely from a wedding ! That’s probably the only reason why I sat through the whole film !
I’ll give this cliche yet nice-to-watch romance comedy a 2/5 ! Opening on 21st October at your nearest GV cinemas !