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Friday, March 11, 2011

Movie Review: Forever 《我爱你爱你爱你》

I received an invite by omy to watch the movie, "Forever".

Since she became a flower girl at the age of eight, Joey has been in love with the idea of finding that special man and being his bride. So much so that she got a job as a video consultant at the Wedding Education Department (W.E.D.).
There, Joey shares the art of getting and marrying a man, through her romantic 'faux' wedding videos, which are screened to young singles all over Singapore. But the idea of fantasy and reality are blurred as Joey falls madly in love with Gin, a handsome music teacher from Taiwan. They appear together as bride and groom in a landmark W.E.D video that will serve as a prelude to their upcoming nuptials.

But soon her bubble is burst. A beautiful girl, Cecilla, claims to be Gin's real fiancée while Gin claims that his affection for her was strictly for the video. Not letting her childhood dream go, Joey pursues Gin to make him see that she is his true bride as she sees his true heart. As her work mates, family and Gin begin to find out who she really is, will Joey's relentless drive to restore the happiness and joy she once knew also be her ultimate failing and undoing?

Movie Website: http://www.foreverthemovie.com.sg

I have not seen the first film "Gone Shopping" by the director, so I walked into the theatre half expecting to watch a normal love comedy. After watching, I have mixed feelings about it. There are instances of humor implanted throughout the film which left the audience laughing. However, we are also frightened off by the story plot where the female lead behaved like a stalker.

Frankly speaking, I don't really understand what the film is talking about. Is it true love is all around? Or everyone is too concerned with trying to find the RIGHT ONE in their lives that they can't see other important things? The ending left one even more confused as we are not sure if it is part of the female lead's imagination or that the male lead finally sees her as his true love.

Although I know the director wants to present a film that is different from the usual box office movies, but we need to face the fact that audience will not buy tickets to see a movie that only the producers can appreciate. At the very least, I won't watch it again.

I do need to applause at the effort for the songs written for the film. It is rather fitting for the film and will makes a nice soundtrack.


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