Tuesday, March 15, 2011

[Movie] Để Mai Tính - Fool For Love



"Synopsis: FOOL FOR LOVE (De Mai Tinh) follows the travails of earnest bathroom clerk Dung (played by Dustin Nguyen) as he falls in love and quits his job at a five-star hotel to pursue the affections of a beautiful lounge singer, Mai (played by Kathy Uyen).... FOOL FOR LOVE (De Mai Tinh) follows the travails of earnest bathroom clerk Dung (played by Dustin Nguyen) as he falls in love and quits his job at a five-star hotel to pursue the affections of a beautiful lounge singer, Mai (played by Kathy Uyen). The problem is, she's already being chased by a wealthy real estate tycoon whose willingness to employ her depends on her willingness to date him. Comedy ensues as the penniless clerk, in order to finance his pursuit of love, is forced to shack up with a very rich but very gay businessman named Hoi (in a hilarious star-making performance by Thai Hoa) looking for male companionship. Through it all, boy and girl are both tested as they find themselves in the same predicament - having to choose between true love and financial security. Faced with unexpected choices, will love prevail in the end? FOOL FOR LOVE is all the rage in Vietnam, breaking box-office records as the highest grossing film of the year and one of the most popular romantic comedies of all time! Directed by Charlie Nguyen (THE REBEL), this film leave you laughing out loud, while tug your heartstrings in one man's pursuit for true love. "

Director: Charlie "Truc" Nguyen
Written By: Vy Vincent Ngo
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hr. 35 min

2 comments:

Karly said...

I forgot to put a personal thought about this movie so I’ll just comment here. I watched this movie I have to say it is ok. It’s an improvement nevertheless. I really like Thai Hoa, he’s probably the best in acting out of everyone else in the movie. Personally I don’t find Kathy Uyen to be a great actress. She’s not bad, but definitely could be better. I saw her in “Chuyen Tinh Xa Xu” and then this one. She’s very stiff in her acting, just needs to loosen up a bit. Dustin Nguyen as well, he’s not that great either. However, this film is three times better than “Bay Rong” and the acting of Kathy Uyen and Dustin Nguyen is way way better than that of Johnny Tri Nguyen and especially Ngo Thanh Van. The leading people tend to be the worse compared to the supporting people whom I think are better actors overall. My biggest thing for Vietnamese film is how they read their lines; it is all too fast, stiff and unnatural. It is not right to need subtitles while watching a Vietnamese film for a Vietnamese person who is fluent in the language, reading, speaking and writing and has no hearing impairment. It’s ashamed.

misterjcampbell said...

I liked the movie, I finally watched after year or so, but my wife always complains that Viet Kieu can't speak Vietnamese properly.

I find, Southern Vietnamese speak really fast and Hanoians are very loud.