Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Turn Left, Turn Right (2003)

INTRODUCTION:


This movie is a great adaptation from the book by the renown artist Jimmy from Taiwan. Not only faithfully materializing the conception from the poetic illustrations in the book, the movie also adds witty dialogs and funny buffoon performance of the supporting roles for the whole story, which does not exist in the original. The movie debuted as number 1 in the box offices of Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The original book has been sold for more than tens of thousands copies in more than five languages.

I love this movie. It is simple. It is about 2 people who are so meant for each other, but always missed out on meeting each other. The two lead players are so gorgeous, and had so much chemistry, that you just smile everytime you think about the movie. They played their characters very well, interesting and simple. The movie is a straight on adaptation of Jimmy Liao's comic. And it is done very well without becoming boring. The cinematography is so stylistically done that every shot is like a postcard. Definitely one of the movies that i would rewatch over and over.

A great story, a story of two people, that can never met, a story of two umbrellas, that we can see from above, but that never cross each other. Turn Right, Turn Left : Just a great story !

Turn Left, Turn Right (2003)


PROFILE:

§  Movie: Turn Left, Turn Right
§  Chinese: 向左走向右走 (Heung joh chow heung yau chow)
§  Director: Johnny To, Ka-Fai Wai
§  Cast: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Gigi Leung
§  Release Date: September 11, 2003
§  Runtime: 102 min
§  Language: Mandarin
§  Country: China
§  IMDb Ratings6.9/10
§  Box office: $2,083,193

PLOT:

This story is based on one of the best-selling illustrated storybooks in Asia -- Turn Left, Turn Right by Jimmy Liao.
John Liu (Takeshi Kaneshiro) is an aspiring violinist who is flocked by women like bees to honey because of his handsome face. However what he really wants is to meet someone special who appreciates his violin performance. Eve Choi (Gigi Leung) is a professional translator whose true passion is translating love poems, but for work she is stuck in translating cheesy novels and cheap thrillers which make her feel tense and frightened. Living in different units of the same apartment building and separated by one thin wall, they two have brushed shoulders in crowd hundreds times, but somehow their paths never really cross.
One day, while walking around a circular fountain in the park, they finally bump into each other. Just like a pair of long-lost lovers, John and Eve spend a beautiful afternoon together. A sudden shower cuts the encounter short. They exchange phone numbers and quickly run home. Yet fate plays a cruel joke on them, the rain has soaked through their precious scrap of paper and the phone numbers are hopelessly smudged…


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Turn Left, Turn Right (2003)

Turn Left, Turn Right (2003)

Turn Left, Turn Right (2003)


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