The Art of Woo (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Art of Woo (2001)

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Toronto-based indie filmmaker Helen Lee spins this frothy romantic comedy about an ersatz glamour girl who unexpectedly gets what she wants. Concealing her working-class upbringing, young, ambitious Alessa Woo (Sook-Yin Lee) poses as a high-rolling Asian heiress, even though she lives in a decidedly low-end apartment and cannot even make the rent. Fortunately, the landlady's son, Steph, is sweet on her along with a bevy of other potential suitors, including Nathan (Don McKellar), a particularly dogged would-be boyfriend who has camped out on her doorstep. She rejects one and all because they do not meet up with her rather strict fiduciary standards. One day, talented native-Canadian artist Ben Crowchild (Adam Beach) moves into the adjacent apartment. Inevitably, the romantic sparks fly just as Alessa catches the eye of a fantastically wealthy bachelor. Will Alessa choose love over money? This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival.

Cast

Sook Yin Lee
as Alessa Woo
Adam Beach
as Ben Crowchild
Joel S. Keller
as Patrick Aucoin
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Much of the dialogue - which should be champagne bubbly in a romantic comedy - is flat and murky.

July 30, 2003 | Rating: 60/100 | Full Review…
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