You gotta hand it to Doze Niu for bringing together some of Taiwan’s top actors of this generation: Ethan Ruan, Mark Chao, Eddie Peng, Amber Kuo, Ivy Chen and Shu Qi, then throw in China’s Vicki Zhao. The result? You got a powerhouse cast and… L-O-V-E.
But does Doze also have to appear? OK, he’s an actor, and the director of this film so… it’s kinda just amusing to see him alongside three of Taiwan’s top actors.
I love Monga, which Doze also directed, and starred Ethan (who won best actor at the Golden Horse) and Mark. I’d say he has the uncanny ability to combine a good cast and story, so I trust that LOVE won’t disappoint.
The all-star cast reminds me of Hot Summer Days in terms of scale. Incidentally, this is also intended for a Valentine release. A movie date with Doze, if you will. And you get your own dose of, well, love.
And while we’re on the topic of love, love, love: What’s your favorite Valentine movie? I like ensemble films like Love Actually (which is more for Christmas). I liked Hot Summer Days and my favorite story was that of Daniel Wu and Vivian Hsu. Maybe because it had certain elements that I like: sushi, travel and Maggie Cheung.
What is love? One of the movie posters below helps you define it, just in case, you know, you have a hard time doing it.
Check out the official website here.
End note: I wish the batch of Mike He, Rainie Yang, Ariel Lin and Joe Cheng would also do an ensemble film. It would be interesting to see the four of them work together considering they practically started out at the same time.
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