BREAK UP CLUB (FEN SHOU SHUO AI NI)
CWC D: Barbara Wong w/ Jaycee Chan, Fiona Sit. Hong Kong. 115 min. Sep 11, 10 pm AMC 6; Sep 12, 5 pm AMC 4; Sep 18, 4:45 pm AMC 5 Rating: NNNNN After Joe’s (Chan) girlfriend, Flora (Sit), breaks up with him, he stumbles across a website that promises she’ll come back if he enters the names of another couple, who will then break up. He does and she returns, but he keeps quitting his part-time jobs and she’s a hard worker, so they break up again.
All this is framed by a movie Joe is working on, so the first half is shot like amateur video and features much low-comedy yelling. The second half looks a bit better and features much pathos. In both, every scene drags on far beyond its worth as either comedy or reflection on love.