BREAK UP CLUB (FEN SHOU SHUO AI NI)

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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.

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