Hot In Hong Kong (Movie Thoughts: Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong)

downloadFinally, a love story.  That’s what I said when I started watching ‘Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong,’ starring real-life couple Bryan Greenberg and Emily Chang. Directed by Emily Teng, this movie is basically a formula – two people meet and have a connection, but…( You know the drill.) This has been done before, most famously in Richard Linklater’s ‘Before’ series starring Ethan Hawke and Julia Delpy. This film borrows from that, but with a global twist. What would make the film really work will depend upon the chemistry of the two leads. Thankfully, Greenberg and Chung here have great easy breezy chemistry. Just look at the way they look at each other, particularly Greenberg. He has this look of love and lust on his face, and at any second he seems like he is ready to devour her. Chung has a cool chick vibe, but you can see that underneath it all she is vulnerable and smitten. Yes, I do wish that the script had a little more depth, so we could have gotten to know the characters a wee bit more. But I did not feel shortchanged at all – their passion with and for each other showed. I have mixed feelings about the ending, though. On one hand, they probably thought it was brave of them to have a non-resolution, but it just felt gimmicky, and one that has already been done numerous times. I have to say, though, hat I never thought Hong Kong to be a romantic city, but there it is here, they made the city look like it would be full of romantic possibilities (and why not indeed) If you have room in your heart for romance, try this one for size – it even serves a side of dim sum. Yum!



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