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Yesterday Once More Reviews

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May 19, 2005
[font=Tempus Sans ITC][b][i]"Its All Fun & Games...Til Someone Gets Hurt..."[/i][/b][/font]

[font=Tempus Sans ITC]Sammi Cheng & Andy Lau are coupled yet again in their 3rd film -- [b][i]YESTERDAY ONCE MORE[/i][/b] -- directed by HK's actioneer Johnnie of To's action films will be disappointed to find not a single gun was used in the filming...furthermore, fans of Cheng & Lau's previous films, [b][i]NEEDING YOU[/i][/b] & [b][i]LOVE ON A DIET[/i][/b], will also be disappointed to find that [b][i]YESTERDAY [/i][/b]is no where near as funny or endearing...[/font]

[font=Tempus Sans ITC]Mr. & Mrs. To (Lau & Cheng) are a divorced couple...both affluent HK citizens...both incredibly mischievous...both just happened to be professional thieves -- 'two birds of the same feather'....A couple years earlier, they divorced over an inability to find middle ground on splitting the loot...Now she's the son of a rich heiress -- a total momma's boy (Carl Ng) through & through...The soon-to-be mother-in-law (Jenny Woo) is suspicious of Mrs. To's past & thinks she's only marrying her son for the family jewels -- the heiress' priceless ruby necklace...[/font]

[font=Tempus Sans ITC]The necklace is it Mrs. To's materialistic eye that gets the best of her?... or is it her ex-husband, Mr. To's way of sabotaging the marriage to steal the jewels for himslef?...[/font]

[font=Tempus Sans ITC]This is not a movie about two pple falling in love or rekindling a love...its about two pple who have always been in love but have somehow been to foolish to realize it...they let pride & greed overwhelm them...[/font]

[font=Tempus Sans ITC][b][i]Overall: YESTERDAY[/i][/b] is one part caper/heist film & one part homage to classic Hollywood glamour from its golden years -- i.e. Cary Grant & Grace Kelly's [b][i]TO CATCH A THIEF[/i][/b]...Johnnie To is riding too heavily on Cheng/Lau's chemistry from their previous films...hoping Cheng/Lau's immense popularity & fan base will be enough justification for this third film....I think Sammi Cheng is one of the most likable/charming entertainers working t'day...& Lau is definitely the Tom Cruise of asian cinema...[/font]

[font=Tempus Sans ITC]I really enjoyed their first two films & consider the Cheng/Lau pairing comparable to those classic Hollywood couples of the 40's & 50's...but [b][i]YESTERDAY[/i][/b] falls very short of expectations...terrible writing, ridiculous situations, product placements galore, & all the subplots & supporting characters were unnecessary...come to think of it...this film was unnecassary...unless you just love celebrity watching...[/font]
August 31, 2011
Any Lau and Sammi Cheng's latest outing with Johnnie To is not as effective as the others. (Needing You, Love on a Diet) It starts out as a breezy comic caper story, but throws in a depressing last minute plot line which puts a downer on everything and changes the tones completely. It's not really recommended, check out the others mentioned in this review.
April 22, 2011
Another Sammi's romantic movie
½ February 7, 2011
Perchè così snobbato questo film? Sarà anche un Milkyway minore, ma ha un suo perchè. Come commedia funziona benino, è piacevole ed i personaggi si fanno apprezzare, ma il finale dolce-amaro fa compiere il salto di qualità.

A mio avviso merita di essere visto, anche perchè ha avuto la fortuna di essere stato distribuito in Italia...
November 16, 2010
Love this movie! Andy Lau & Sami Cheng have great chemistry. This movie reminds me of a cross between The Thomas Crown Affair and After the Sunset...same excitement and overall feeling.
August 26, 2010
unpredictably smart story, with a good sense of humor and very good cinematography. Andy and Sammy just matched perfectly.
½ July 18, 2010
What can I say, I loved this movie. You will have fun.
February 10, 2010
Third installment in Johnnie To's immensely successful, but artistically often questioned, Andy Lau/Sammi Cheng venture. Although routinely squeezed into a narrow romcom mould, each film is steeped in a separate mood. Where Needing You was adorably cute, Love On A Diet had a coarse and almost imbecile tone. In Yesterday Once More To opts for cool sophistication, finding an excellent opportunity to display his love for classy-looking Hollywood movies, the superstar powered romances of the fifties, a fancy later developed more fully by To in Sparrow. As a pair, Lau and Cheng possesses just the right amount of glamour for this project to take off, emitting rays of old-school charm and complaisance. The deliberately convoluted screenplay feels a bit overwritten, but the puzzle-like nature of the plot also proves very effective on an emotional level, with an, in genre terms, unpredictable and unorthodox ending. A bitterly sweet sensation.
April 23, 2009
Andy saved this movie again!

Sammi 's stupidity acting trying out for a thief this time!

Michelle Reis ' non sense acting was a joke being an assassin b4

but Sammi 's acting is worst!
March 30, 2009
So nice hubby, does it really exist in the real world??
March 14, 2009
Funny, romantic, beautiful, and bittersweet.
March 14, 2009
Sammi and Andy were so matched. I love the sotryline of two theives who loved each other so much but they departed for saving that feeling.
December 12, 2008
Strange. I don't like it.
½ September 19, 2008
Leger, poetique, legerement parfume...
½ August 17, 2008
Yesterday once more est un film que l'on peut voir comme une prefiguration de Sparrow, egalement un film qui decrit un episode de vie de voleurs habiles a la difference presque dans Sparrow on suit un groupe de pickpockets travaillant de concert tandis que Yesterday once more est une comedie romantique et dramatique. Le personnage incarne par Andy Lau est malade et prefere divorcer afin finalement de pousser sa femme a commencer une nouvelel vie. Jusqu'au bout, les deux amants continueront une forme de relation complice s'adonnant a des larcins bon enfant. Sparrow apparait comme un cross over entre Yesterday once more (le monde des voleurs et l'utilisation de l'appareil photo) et le style elegant et choregraphique des scenes de gunfight a plusieurs personnages comme Exile ou Mad detective. Il faut noter que Yesterday once more entretien plusieurs points communs avec Running Out of Time deja avec Andy Lau.
½ July 16, 2008
Another romantic comedy with Sammi Cheng. I like this one better than her others. Good storyline for an ending.
½ July 13, 2008
Johnnie To maakt voor de 3de keer gebruik van de schitterende magie tussen steracteur en -actrice Andy Lau en Samni Cheng (na Needing You en Love on a Diet) en hoewel deze de mindere van de drie is, is er nog meer dan genoeg charme aanwezig. Het zeemzoeterige melodramatische einde (naar goede aziatische traditie) kan het zelfs niet stuk krijgen...
½ June 28, 2008
so touching and i always love sammi,.
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