Your Place Or Mine!- -
Your Place or Mine! explores the difficulties of finding true love in the modern Hong Kong setting via the encounters of two advertising executives, Wai and Patrick. Wai is a faithful guy who often falls for the girl that he grooms. However he is often dumped by them once they found fame and someone better than him. Just when he was about to give up on finding true love, he met an innocent fish ball seller and a tough boss who both falls for him and left him even more undecided in love. Patrick on the other hand is a playboy who keeps a girlfriend at home while frequently has one night stands outside. Can a colleague who has crush on him since school days change his cheating ways?
With its whole cast on top form, this is a wonderfully warm and enjoyable relationships comedy by scripwriter-turned-director James Yuen about an advertising agency executive who just can’t keep a regular woman.
Wai (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) is disconsolate over his love life, despite the fact that a colleague, Patrick (Alex Fong), seems to have no problems cheating on his longtime Shanghainese girlfriend (Eileen Tung). His problems are compounded when the firm gets a new, super-yuppie boss (Ada Choi), who’s rumoured to be a lesbian and tells Wai to get his act together. Both men’s love-lives become chaotic when Wai is targeted by both his boss (who’s certainly no lesbian!) and a sexy new model (Vivian Hsu), and Patrick is targeted by a female colleague (Suki Kwan) who’s always loved him. In a very different role to her TV reporter in Ringo Lam’s The Suspect, Choi is terrific as the cool but sexually ravenous boss, and both Leung and Fong very good as the two men who can’t cope. Though made for Wong Jing’s company Bob & Partners, the film has all the hallmarks of the now-defunct United Filmmakers Organization, for whom director Yuen wrote some of Peter Chan’s best relationships movies like He’s a Woman, She’s a Man (UdineIncontri 1998). Amazingly, the whole film was shot in only 15 working days.
Thanks to Far East Film Festival