[Movie Review] Love In Space 2011

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"I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together." - Julia Roberts

Hi Huneybees,





Release Date: 8th September 2011 
Language: Mandarin 
Genre: Comedy 
Director:
Tony Chan, Wing Shya 
Cast:
Rene Liu, Eason Chan, Kwai Lun-Mei, Aaron Kwok, Angelababy, Jing Boran, Xu Fan
Local Distributor:
20th Century Fox

Last night I was invited by OMY.sg to the preview of Love In Space 2011 <<全球热恋>>. From the poster, you guys can see, it's a movie with star studded cast and it is a sequel to last year's romantic comedy, Hot Summer Days <<全城热恋>>, which has Rene Liu and Angelababy starring in it too.


But it's OK if you did not watch that last year, because Love In Space 2011 is nothing related, except for the topic of L.O.V.E.

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I know the title can be pretty misleading but it's definitely not a movie about aliens falling in love. In fact it's a romantic comedy that follows a mother and her 3 daughters as they go through their love stories. The movie is set in 3 different places, Sydney, Beijing and even the Moon (where the 'Space' in the title comes from)!


The eldest daughter played by Rene Liu is up in space with her ex Aaron Kwok. Both successful astronauts, stubborn and have very different opinions, can't seem to shake the issue of their breakup and continued their love story in the space shuttle that they were assigned to. 



But just a question: why is it that the space shuttle is so big, there's only just the 2 of them to take care of the shuttle?





Second daughter Lily (Kwai Lun Mei) who lives in Sydney has OCD - Phobia of being dirty, paradoxically falls in love with a disheveled garbage collector (Eason Chen). Can you guess if it will be happy ending for them?



The youngest daughter, Huang Mu Dan (Angelababy) got most of the male audience sitting at the edge of their seats. Her beauty was so attractive, so how can Wen Feng (Jing Boran) escape from her clutches?! She plays an actress who went to work as a waitress to get into the role of her new film, falls in love with a guys who works as a waiter by day and moonlights as a watermelon peddler by night. What will happen when he finds out that she's been lying all the while?

I must say the movie reminds me heavily of the movie "Love Actually". This would be like the Asian version of it. I love how they injected tons of laughing points in the movie, but it's kinda pity to see super star actor and actress, Aaron Kwok and Rene Liu, just acting silly in the movie. Their acting skills were not put to a test and there was no breaking point.

Whereas I thought Eason Chen caught my attention. He stand out a lot with his acting and also the accent when he spoke in English, I would dare say he was the male lead of the movie, rather than Aaron Kwok. Aaron and Rene were like just put in the movie to boosts ticket sales.

I'm giving the movie a 3.5 out of 5 popcorns review. It would have been a 4 if not for the little slip-ups in the movie making. There was some minor mistakes like wrong axis of characters when cutting scenes and missing props in certain scenes. ( Hehe! Guess my studying about film making made me more attentive to details).

Love In Space is so light-hearted, I would recommend you guys to watch it after a hard day's work, watch it with friends or just bring a lover along for some hugs and kisses while watching? :X



I shall end with the remake version of Teresa Tang's <<月亮代表我的心>>, sang by the cast of the movie... =)







Muahz,
Christina aka Huney



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