alternate blog title: Yet another movie that made the bombshell cry
As yesterday was my birthday and I wanted to do nothing more than celebrate the cosmic awesomeness that is me, myself and I, I decided to do only the things that I wanted to do. I stayed home, pampered myself and watched a random movie in between facial masks. Since nothing looked good of the recognizable titles on Netflix, I opted for something completely unknown but sounding more interesting than anything else I scrolled over.
It’s the story of a French schoolgirl who has a blazing affair with a Chinese businessman in 1929 Saigon. But their affair only looked blazing as they have many steamy sex scenes and it’s all about the loss of love, passion and pleasure in a tumultuous life. The movie itself is an adaptation of a novel which supposedly is semi-autobiographical. I would say more but I don’t really want to give away too much. I don’t know what I expected the movie to be about when I first began watching it, but more than halfway through it I did not expect it to be the sentimental type movie.
And then the stupid thing made me cry.
Because I went and fell in love with him.
The character of the older man is played by Tony Leung Ka-fai and all I have to say is AMEN to hunky men like this one being in existence. That and their showing their spectacular bottoms and soulful expressions in romance movies such as this one. While I think the movie was trying to make you feel and understand the emotional handicapped plight of the “strong female lead” especially since the movie was a netflix suggestion for just that category, I found myself feeling for the male lead instead. You could see it in his hunky almond eyes the pain and longing that having fallen in love had brought upon him. His acting was superb considering that the movie had so many musical pauses that it won awards for it’s cinematic score when it was released in 1992. But it’s what Tony manages to do in those silent moments that reel a girl in.
If I could have reached into that screen and kissed him all better, I would have.
But it goes without saying that the bombshell is a romantic puddle of sentimental goo. I cried for him…. but maybe I also cried a little for myself too. However, I’m not yet ready to write why that was on my blog just yet. Instead, I will now try to figure out if I should tell all of y’all to watch this movie or not….
I guess I’m undecided on that matter.
If you happen across it and are looking for something steamy and semi-poignant, then you should definitely watch it. If that’s not your type of movie then, by all means, you can skip it. But, if you do decide to watch it, please come back and let me know what you thought of it.
I have a feeling this movie will have me thinking for a few days.