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Yesterday You, Yesterday Me
Year: 1997

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

Also see:
Yesteryou Yesterme Yesterday (1993)
Over the Rainbow, Under the Skirt (1994)

Director: Jacob Cheung Chi-Leung
Producer: Jacob Cheung Chi-Leung
Writer: Aubrey Lam Oi-Wah
Cast: John Tang Yat-Kwan, Vanessa Yeung Ching, Eric Tsang Chi-Wai, Si Nim-Chi, Lau Ching-Wan (voice)
The Skinny: Occasionally moving, but overall familiar and even redundant entry in the "Banana Ripening" series from UFO.
by Kozo:

     The saga of UFO’s Banana Ripening series continues under writer-director Jacob Cheung. Our regular protagonist Bo (John Tang) finally reaches college, but he apparently still has some growing up to do as his struggles with the opposite sex continues. He and Ting Ting are now apart and his current girlfriend Ling is heading abroad to study. Once in school, he finds a number of ripe candidates, but it’s an older, wiser student named Jean (Yeung Ching) that he grows to love. In other news, Dad (Eric Tsang) goes to the hospital because of developing throat cancer, and Bo must deal with acclimation to school and such.
     As usual, this entry relies on the most perishable and precious of our memories shown to the beat of the Bee Gees’ “First of May.” Most of the original cast is gone: Mom has been recast again, Ting Ting is played by someone else, and Wong Wai-Nam is missing as best pal Mo. His absence is especially felt as the whole Bo-Mo friendship added some counterpoint to Bo’s female troubles. As it is, new love interest Jean is charming, but wholly unexplained and even peripheral to what’s really going on. The point of all this: Bo must continue to grow, and he slowly does.
     Narrative-wise, the film manages to circle back upon itself for some closure, but it’s all somewhat amorphous in meaning. The whole exercise seems to be redundant, especially without someone like Eileen Tung to enliven things. Charming, but not great. If Bo must return, I vote that he manage a real relationship instead of trying to get women in the sack and then learning from the success and/or failure of the enterprise. (
Kozo 1997)

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