(Written by Conrad Ko, Edited by Margaret Jarvis)
- Conrad Ko – 8.0/10
- IMDB (As of 1/1/2015) – 6.6/10 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3313908/
- Rotten Tomatoes (As of 1/1/2015) – 59% http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/women_who_flirt/
- The first time Pang Ho Cheung work with no Hong Kong Cast
- Another Zhou Xun – Huang Xiaoming Movie
- A play on gender stereo type.
“Women Who Flirt” (撒嬌女人最好命) is Pang Ho-Cheungs’s latest romantic Comedy. It’s the first time Pang has worked with a Hong Kong Free Cast. I was expecting to see Pang fail without his usual Hong Kong wit, but the movie proved me wrong. “Women Who Flirt” is very enjoyable for Hongkies and Chinese alike. “Women Who Flirt” is a play on gender stereotypes and a typical Rom-Com, so one could expect the movie to be female oriented. The dilemma of Zhou Xun’s advances and retreats towards Huang Xiaoming were depicted actively and carefully by the director,and are reminiscent of 00s Hollywood Rom Coms like “Hitch”.
The bright spot in my view is choosing Zhon Xun as the protagonist. Zhon Xun is not an instant stunner, but she has one of those faces that grows on you. At times, her sassy moves in the movie are as realistic as it can get. Huang Xiaoming’s poor acting is to be expected; luckily his role in “Women Who Flirt” is of someone who lacks emotion and portrays insensitivity to his surroundings, which is enjoyable at times. To conclude, “Women Who Flirt” is wasabi coated with chocolate wafer. Sweet and easy on the outside, tear inducing on the inside and retaining a slightly sweet aftertaste.