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November 23, 2009
mi aspettavo di pi :((
½ June 8, 2009
Such a waste of time. The director got no skills to tell the story, he tries to be artistic but the film appears as messy and trivial. The use of pop songs is just foppish. Out of all the baseball players the director picked the ones who are not hot, cannot act and eventually bit his own ass by saying stupid bigoted things during promotion, how lucky is he?
½ May 8, 2009
It delivers one cringe-worthy cliche after another, drawing on bad movie conventions from the 80s for most of its inspiration, which would have been ok if it were a parody or a spoof. Except it isnt. It takes itself extremely seriously. And before long, you have been served so much embarrassment that you applaud the filmmaker for his persistence and obliviousness to all the cringe-worthiness. The corny dialogue is only less baffling than the bombastic and gawdawful music. In the end, it's not about baseball, it's not about homosexuality, it's not about famous dead singers. Or family, or love, or loss. All it is is a bunch of good looking bare bodies without souls.
March 23, 2009
The self-important announcement that the baseball players play themselves in this movie seem only presumptuous at first, but after some introductory bits you actually find their enthusiastic overacting rather charming and quite touching really, baring both bodies and souls for all to see. With a little more focus, Scud could become a distinctive new voice in HK-cinema, whereas for now he's just another indie director with existentialist leanings.
½ March 7, 2009
it reminds me the city is without rowing as well. did cry in the scenes of arm injury and match failure. because it happened on me before. learnt to stand right back at the place you collapsed.
½ February 3, 2009
Not quite sure what the point was but just about watchable.
½ January 25, 2009
Giving new meaning to cinema verite, the actual members of the Hong Kong baseball team play themselves in this film about their loves and lives. It is also an affectionate portrayal of Hong Kong itself, with a score of classic Cantopop from past legends. Ends rather abruptly though with too many loose strands hanging.
November 15, 2008
Base on truth story. never saw asain movie with full of nudity that much before, but it's good the story about what is going in our life, like sport family and love.
November 10, 2008
It's okay to use real players as amateur actors, but gratuitous male nudity that has nothing to do with the story for the sake of shock value is just tasteless.
October 24, 2008
Jos alaston aasialainen mies on juttu uus niiin eipä ole tämän jälkeen.
Ihan viihdyttävä pätkä, jotenki tuntui että tuossa nuo "sivu" tarinat jäi kesken.
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