Needing You ... (2000)

Talented filmmaker Johnnie To Kei-Fung shares directing chores with his long time producer Wai Ka-Fai to make a so-so romantic comedy starring Andy Lau Tak-Wah and Sammi Cheng Sau-Man. This film marks a departure for Mr. To from the material he spent the previous few years using to build his international reputation. After this pairing, these two men go on to co-direct several more projects together.

The screenplay by Wai Ka-Fai and Yau Nai-Hoi tries to make comedy around the dualities of mankind that present themselves in the new business society of the post-Handover era. Yawn. Meanwhile, Mr. Lau and Ms. Cheng provide the romance through the natural screen chemistry they are lucky enough to share.

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