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The Wedding Days
Year: 1997 "My eyes are up here, mister!"
Charlie Young and Jordan Chan
Director: James Yuen Sai-Sang
Producer: Eric Tsang Chi-Wai, Raymond Chow
Cast: Anita Yuen Wing-Yee, Charlie Young Choi-Nei, Jordan Chan Siu-Chun, Michael Wong Mun-Tak, Alex To Tak-Wai, Eric Tsang Chi-Wai, Henry Fong Ping, Nicola Cheung Sun-Yu, Law Koon-Lan, Christine Ng Wing-Mei, Dayo Wong Chi-Wah, Emily Kwan Bo-Wai, Simon Lui Yu-Yeung, Ivy Leung Si-Man, Vincent Kok Tak-Chiu, Bau Hei-Jing, Madam Nancy (Lan Sai)
The Skinny: Decently charming UFO entry that proves entertaining but hollow.
 
Review
by Kozo:

The directorial debut of acclaimed writer James Yuen Sai-Sang is like other UFO product. The Wedding Days is an entertaining, commercial story about young HK urbanites struggling to make it in a ďFeel 100%Ē world. Janet (Charlie Young) is the proprietor of a bridal store who chances into old friend Rachel (Anita Yuen) at a friendís wedding. The two discover that they have a common problem: boyfriends who donít want to get married. For Rachel, the man is Sam (Michael Wong), a divorced father who isnít in a hurry to get hitched again. She pushes him into commitment only to lose sight of whatís important: Sam, not a grand wedding. Janetís problem is a married man who wonít leave his wife. She finds herself attracted to a free-spirit photographer (pop star Alex To), which throws her longtime friend/photographer Wai (Jordan Chan) into a fit of jealousy. It turns out that Wai has long held a torch for Janet. What will happen? Will love conquer? Will marriage prevail? 

The answers to those questions are handled in standard UFO manner, meaning itís solved by hip pearls of wisdom that are tossed into the air, only to be forgotten twenty minutes later when another pearl of wisdom surfaces. Translation: the film tries to say more than it has to and as a result doesnít really say much of anything at all. The result is ultimately scattered and even hollow, but the actors make it worthwhile. Anita Yuen goes all out and manages to appear both lovely and screechy (a combo which is her apparent specialty). Jordan Chan is engaging as the lovelorn Wai, and he and Charlie Young make an appealing pair. The Wedding Days is a flawed but decent charmer, which falters in light of James Yuenís pedigree. By the way, that's Cass Phang covering Celine Dion over the end credits. (Kozo 1997)

 
Availability: DVD (Hong Kong)
Region 0 NTSC
Mei Ah Laser
Widescreen
Cantonese and Mandarin Language Tracks
English and Chinese Subtitles

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