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End of Love Reviews

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October 21, 2011
A sad but genuine film with actors who feel like real people. I admired the independent flm which displays characters involved with drugs, sex, and prostitution but can't control themselves despite efforts at reform. Lee Chi Kin underplays the main character (Ming) but that's ok because the actor is charming and cute. Although you like him, you don't respect the character because the role as written is too passive. At the slightest urging, he's partaking in drugs, sex and prostitution without any resistance of his own. The character feels like a chameleon. Guthrie Yip as Keung gives a heartbreaking performance as a reformed man whose life self destructs over his love of a woman.

The title "End of Love" encompasses this realization and dreams lost. It also means the lost love between Yan (Ben Yeung) and Ming. I disagree with the motion of a lost love with his mother who, rightfully, is angry about Ming having sex with a man in her home but it could mean his "lost love" over his mother's suicide. My favorite character is Jomain Chiang as the wild Jackie but the role is underwritten. She plays a catalyst in both Ming's and Keung's destruction. You could label the movie as a gay movie but a more appropriate label is a drug movie. It actually makes us understand the appeal of drugs to these two men, Keung and Ming.
October 5, 2010
This was so disappointing after watching Amphetamine (which also is a gay/drug-addict move from Hong Kong)! It?s impossible not to compare these two movies, and End of Love suffers from this. It?s really not that bad. It has a messy storyline, and it takes a while getting used to all the skipping back and forth in time as there?s nothing other than the length of the lead characters hair that tells you which time you?re in. The acting is okay, and the interactions between the actors are bad. I felt like there was a promise in this movie that they didn?t keep ? a happening that were supposed to take place which we didn?t happen after all. I wanted more from this!
August 8, 2010
poorl script. poorly acted. meh.
August 5, 2010
io mi chiedo perchè mi ostino a guardarli, questi film. ne avrò visti venti tutti con la stessa trama e che finiscono tutti nello stesso modo. autolesionismo mode ON!
½ July 11, 2010
Could have been a great movie with interesting characters. Instead, what we actually get was some amateur performances and a story-line that capitalizes more on shock values than on actual substance.
June 15, 2010
It had some very sweet and lovely moments, but overall is a very melancholy film. I was impressed with how much all the actors were able to express only through facial expressions. Worth watching, but not if you're looking for something cheerful.
½ March 19, 2010
The plot is okay. However, the acting is bad, dialogue is crappy and direction is terrible.
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