Wang is a gloomy, cunning and avaricious noodle shop owner in a desert town in China. His neglected, sharp-tongued wife is involved in a secret affair with Li, one of Wang’s employees. A timid man, Li reluctantly keeps the gun his lover has bought to kill her husband. But Wang is watching their every move. He bribes patrol officer Zhang to murder the illicit couple. It seems like a perfect plan: the affair will come to a cruel, bloody but satisfying end… or so he thinks. The equally wicked Zhang has an agenda of his own. As the plot twists, more blood will flow, and ever greater violence will erupt…
Shawn S (it) wrote: Not too bad.... However it could of been better. This was trueley a unique storyline. This set of pyschotic parents catches a neighbor kid spying on them and he looks just like thier dead son. We soon discover the deep dark secrets that they have. So since they think he is their dead son they keep him and lock him up. Once these are discovered the movie seems to kind of drag on a bit. It just seems that the story is getting repeated. It comes to the point like we get it already and is he ever gonna get out of this new found hell. It does the whole build up tension thing you think hes gonna escape and he doesn't and that repeats several times. You are left asking yourself several times many questions as to why this kid is captured and although he gets injured. There was a scene where his new abusive mother was in the garden with him and he had a chance to wheel away to saftey in his wheel chair. I would of whacked her out with a vase and made a break.
Heather E (it) wrote: great movie loved it!!!
janine b (au) wrote: love this movie alot
Cancelled U (jp) wrote: This looks really interesting
blanky a (ru) wrote: There is nothing comfortable about Jack's journey of self discovery. It's bumpy all the way. Jack faces infidelity, humiliation and business ruin. Occasionally played for laughs, but grounded in the mire of life's harsh reality, Man About Town has its moments, but is less than a memorable ride uptown
David W (fr) wrote: Kar Wai Wong's sophomore production set the standard for his directorial career and included most of his trademark motifs -- emotionally abusive protagonists, alienated heroins, quasi-1960s aesthetics, a general lack of dramatic narrative, and an eye for surroundings that defy what we have come to expect from HK movies. In Days of Being Wild, Leslie Cheung (once the Leonardo DiCaprio of Hong Kong) stars as a womanizer who carries on a relationship with a showgirl (Carina Lau) while stringing along a store clerk (Maggie Cheung, who radiates haunting beauty throughout the film). Leslie Cheung's performance is particularly effective because of Wong's direction, which uses close camera angles to make Cheung's body language appear sexually aggressive, particularly to Maggie Cheung's Su. This effect is particularly strong when compared to the angle used when Andy Lau's police officer Zeb talks with Su, which is panned out to make Lau appear less threatening at Cheing to the audience, in spite of the fact that both Andy Lau and Leslie Cheung have the exact same posture in both scenes. Because Leslie Cheung's performance is so effective (he even walks down the sidewalk in a cold fury) it is no surprise when we see him erupt in violence throughout the film. But beyond his performance, the film benefits from the work of its ensemble cast, a sentimental soundtrack, and a screenplay that makes it difficult to guess where the film will go next and demands the audience's attention.
Lee H (de) wrote: There's more humour here than you catch the first couple of times.
Lawrence G (nl) wrote: Tom Mother F***ing Atkins....nuff said
Aly B (jp) wrote: Just watched this the other day. Amie Carey is ANNOYING HOLY COW. Funny movie though and awkward... really gets to you at times. The ending sucked though I must warn you. DON'T WAIT FOR IT.
Lee M (jp) wrote: Jarman's first film treads an almost imperceptible line between using devout fidelity to ratify its source and using rampant infidelity to undermine it.
horse c (jp) wrote: Two great actors ride together. Nothing Special
Al M (us) wrote: I was ultimately dissappointed in Frightmare...there needed to be more murder and less discussion. It moved too slowly, although the end was pretty good.