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[Review] Bakery Amour (HK)

Old 10-05-01, 04:17 AM
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[Review] Bakery Amour (HK)

Bakery Amour (2000)

Dude... Michelle Reis is HOT!

5/10
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I saw this film. yep she is hot in that film. 5/10 sounds about right, but I'd probably give it 6.6/10, i liked the candle scene towards the end of the movie
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Ok - the real review...

Bakery Amour is another romantic comedy starring Michelle Reis and Francis Ng. Francis Ng is the oldest in a large family and is quite strange. He longs to be a private detective. He happens upon a stack of love letters when he moves into a new flat. He soon discovers that the letters were intended for Michelle Reis and that she never recieved them. Upon reading them he discovers that her boyfriend who is living in France has been sending them (99 letters) over the past year and hasn't heard a single reply. His final letters mention that he's giving up on sending letters and that he figures her love for him has faded away. He decides to buy the bakery that they both had worked in before and offer her a job there in hopes that he can reunite the two lovers. In the process he falls in love with her. blah blah... it's quite silly and Frances is just a creepy freak.

Did I mention that Michelle Reis is hot?

It's quite a standard romance film and nothing really all that remarkable about it outside of the quirkiness of some of the characters. There are a few funny moments, but it's mostly just a movie to watch with your girlfriend/boyfriend. There are better romantic comedies out there, but this one is no slouch.

The acting was decent despite the story being kinda wierd. The cinematography was appropriate - nothing special. The sound was DD 5.1 and made some use of the surrounds - but most of it was dialogue from center channel and cheesey music coming from the sides. The print on the Universe DVD was a tad hazy (as most Universe films are) and lacked the deep saturation that most US releases have. It wasn't particularly grainy though and the transfer in general was very nice - which should be expected of such a recent film. I didn't get into the supplements, but I believe there's a couple of trailers and not too much else. The subtitles were as usual clean and easy to read and only a few grammar and spelling errors. Nothing out of the ordinary... basically this is just an ordinary film and an ordinary DVD. The title peaked my curiosity and now that I've seen it I probably don't have to see it again except to watch Michelle Reis be hot.

Again - I give the film a 5/10 and I'd say it's a rental - not the worst way to spend a few hours though.

I don't recall a candle scene - which scene are you talking about?
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at the end of the movie, they go into a church or something with about a few thousand or so candles lit, pretty impressive.
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I have a review in the Asian DVD Guide when the DVD first came out. I just wanted to add that the DVD picture is remarkably grainy and average considering that the DVD came out 6 weeks after the movie first was released, which was Valentine's Day this year. But I really enjoyed the movie.

Question: at the risk of exposing my lack of knowledge of the music scene: the theme song of the movie and one of the trailers in the movie is a beautiful English song that is sung by a singer named Tess. Who is she? Is she someone popular I'm supposed to know.

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I have no idea who performed the music that was sung in english - I was referring to the music that sounded like it was performed on a $60 casio keyboard synthesizer from Best Buy. I still don't remember the candle scene - I'll have to watch it again. It must've been a fleeting moment and perhaps I looked away. Also - I didn't feel the film was all that grainy - more cloudy than grainy... it just looked like there was a haze over it.
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the candle scene is there, at least in the vcd (that's what I watched it on), it'll be a shame if they took it out in the dvd version,.
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Michelle Reis

Yeah, Michelle is really hot. Can anyone recommend some of her recent movies that she looks good in? Say, if I just wanted to look at Michelle, which movies would you recommend. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Michelle Reis

Originally posted by simvastatin
Yeah, Michelle is really hot. Can anyone recommend some of her recent movies that she looks good in? Say, if I just wanted to look at Michelle, which movies would you recommend. Thanks in advance.
Fallen Angel You wonder what Leon Lai sees in Karen Mok over Michelle.
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Re: Michelle Reis

Originally posted by simvastatin
Yeah, Michelle is really hot. Can anyone recommend some of her recent movies that she looks good in? Say, if I just wanted to look at Michelle, which movies would you recommend. Thanks in advance.
The best view (for me anyway) is in my work office where I have a giant poster of hers. The room has a HK movie theme to it (at least that's how I explain it to the wife) with posters of Michelle Reis, Athena Chu, Maggie Cheung, Anita Yuen, Wu Chien-Lien, Gigi Lai and Christy Chung. Oh and a picture of Bruce Lee somewhere in there as well to make the theme 'legit'.

I like her in just about every movie, but try Prince Charming, Y&D 4, and Healing Hearts, which are her later ones.
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oh wait, now I remember, the candle scene was in the movie Annamagedle or something like that. hehe sorry
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Originally posted by IC_Freeze
oh wait, now I remember, the candle scene was in the movie Annamagedle or something like that. hehe sorry
Hey - thanks for the spoiler - I haven't watched that yet...

When I do watch it and if I do a review - I'll mention the candles.
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Originally posted by IC_Freeze
oh wait, now I remember, the candle scene was in the movie Annamagedle or something like that. hehe sorry
Glad you cleared that up since I went back and watch the ending last night and also did not see any candle scene.

Anyway I just had a friends sister come back from Singapore and I will be adding these to my vcd collection.

Here is the Chinese lists.

1. The Duel (Andy Lau, Ekin Cheng, Zhou Wei)
2. Never Say Goodbye (Nicky Wu, Athena Chu) **
3. Wu Yen (Anita Mui, Sammi Cheng, Cecilia Cheung)
4. Everyday is Valentine (Leon Lai, Cecilia Cheung) **
5. Bakery Amour (Michelle Reis, Francis Ng) **
6. Who's the Woman, Who's the Man (Leslie Cheung,
Anita Mui, Anita Yuen)
7. Fascination Amour (Andy Lau, Hikari Ishida)
8. A Fighter's Blues (Andy Lau, Tokiwa Takako)
9. China Strike Force (Aaron Kwok, Fujiwara Noriko)
10. And I Hate You So (Aaron Kwok, Kelly Chen) **
11. Needing You (Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng) **
12. Prince Charming (Andy Lau, Michelle Reis)
13. Whatever You Want (Anthony Wong, Anita Yuen)
14. Skyline Cruisers (Leon Lai, Shu Xi, Jordan Chan, Michelle Saram)
15. The Conman 1999 (Andy Lau, Athena Chu)
16. Playboys of Chinese Hollywood (Eric Tsang, Nat
Chan, Law Kar Leung, Shooky Kwan)
17. First Emperor of China (Gong Li)
18. The Master (Jet Li)
19. Fong Sai Yuk I (Jet Li, Josephine Fong)
20) Fong Sai Yuk II (Jet Li, Josephine Fong)
21. Moonlight Express (Leslie Cheung, Tokiwa Takako) **
22. Once Upon A Time in China (Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan)
23. The Masked Prosecutor (Louis Koo, Jordan Chan)
24. Century of the Dragon (Andy Lau, Louis Koo)uen
25. Up for the Rising Sun (Lam Zhi Weng, Anita Yuen)
26. Shanghai Grand (Andy Lau, Leslie Cheung)
27. Super Car Criminal (Anthony Wong, Louis Koo)
28. Dejava 2000 (Nicky Wu, Zhou Wei)
29. God of Gambler (Andy Lau, Zhou Yun Fat)
30. The Island Tales (Julian Cheung, Shu Qi, Michelle Reis, Osawa Takao)
31. Day Off (Nicky Cheung,)
32. A True Mob Story (Andy Lau, Gigi Leung)
33. Once A Thief (Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau)
34. Hu-Du-Men (Anita Yuen, Josephine Fong, Shu Qu, Daniel Chan)
35. Penitentiary Angel (Zhou Wei)
36. Tri-Star (Leslie Cheung, Anita Yuen)
37. Don't Look Back or You'll be sorry! (Anita Yuen, Huang Zhi Hua)
38. Tears and Triumph (Anita Yuen, Lau Ching Yun)
39. The Lord of Amusement (Nicky Cheung, Francis Ng)
40. A Taste of Killing & Romance (Andy Lau, Anita Yuen)
41. Bullets Over Summer (Michelle Saram, Francis Ng, Louis Koo)
42. Drunken Master III (Andy Lau, Jordan Chan,
Michelle Reis)
43. Para Para Sakura (Aaron Kwok, Cecilia Cheung, Chen
Ching Hsiang)
44. Body Weapon (Zhao Wen Zhou, Cheung Wai Yee)
45. My Schoolmate, The Barbarian (Nicholas Tse, Stephen Fung, Joey Yung)
46. Fulltime Killer (Andy Lau, Takashi Sorimachi, Kelly Lin)
47. The Legend of Zu (Cecilia Cheung, Louis Koo, Ekin Cheng)
48. Shaolin Soccer (Zhou Wei, Stephen Chow)
49. Fighting for Love (Sammi Cheng, Tony Leung)
50. Final Romance (Sam Lee, Edison Chen, Cindy Au)

JAPANESE MOVIES
1. Hypnosis starring Kanno Miho, Goro Inagaki
2. April's Story starring Matsu Takako
3. Kids Return starring Kaneko Ken, Ando Masanobu
4. Fireworks

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I haven't heard of many of the ones you listed - I've never seen a bunch of them. Sounds like you're gonna be busy for awhile though.

1. The Duel (Andy Lau, Ekin Cheng, Zhou Wei) - I liked it.
5. Bakery Amour (Michelle Reis, Francis Ng) ** - my review above.
9. China Strike Force (Aaron Kwok, Fujiwara Noriko) - my review is here somewhere.
10. And I Hate You So (Aaron Kwok, Kelly Chen) ** - My review is here somewhere
11. Needing You (Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng) ** - Didn't watch it yet, but I have it
14. Skyline Cruisers (Leon Lai, Shu Xi, Jordan Chan, Michelle Saram) - haven't watched it yet, but I have it.
18. The Master (Jet Li) - sucked bigtime.
19. Fong Sai Yuk I (Jet Li, Josephine Fong) - kicks ass!
20) Fong Sai Yuk II (Jet Li, Josephine Fong) - kicks ass too!
22. Once Upon A Time in China (Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan) - classic.
29. God of Gambler (Andy Lau, Zhou Yun Fat) - Not bad.
42. Drunken Master III (Andy Lau, Jordan Chan,
Michelle Reis) - Not very good, but watchable
43. Para Para Sakura (Aaron Kwok, Cecilia Cheung, Chen
Ching Hsiang) - Haven't watched it yet, but I have it
44. Body Weapon (Zhao Wen Zhou, Cheung Wai Yee) - Haven't watched it yet, but I have it.
45. My Schoolmate, The Barbarian (Nicholas Tse, Stephen Fung, Joey Yung) - Waiting for the DVD.
46. Fulltime Killer (Andy Lau, Takashi Sorimachi, Kelly Lin) - Pretty good
47. The Legend of Zu (Cecilia Cheung, Louis Koo, Ekin Cheng) - Dazzling special effects, but no story... confusing.
48. Shaolin Soccer (Zhou Wei, Stephen Chow) - my review is around here somewhere
49. Fighting for Love (Sammi Cheng, Tony Leung) - wrote a review around here somewhere
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Originally posted by kahuna


Glad you cleared that up since I went back and watch the ending last night and also did not see any candle scene.

Anyway I just had a friends sister come back from Singapore and I will be adding these to my vcd collection.

Here is the Chinese lists.

1. The Duel (Andy Lau, Ekin Cheng, Zhou Wei)
2. Never Say Goodbye (Nicky Wu, Athena Chu) **
3. Wu Yen (Anita Mui, Sammi Cheng, Cecilia Cheung)
4. Everyday is Valentine (Leon Lai, Cecilia Cheung) **
5. Bakery Amour (Michelle Reis, Francis Ng) **
6. Who's the Woman, Who's the Man (Leslie Cheung,
Anita Mui, Anita Yuen)
7. Fascination Amour (Andy Lau, Hikari Ishida)
8. A Fighter's Blues (Andy Lau, Tokiwa Takako)
9. China Strike Force (Aaron Kwok, Fujiwara Noriko)
10. And I Hate You So (Aaron Kwok, Kelly Chen) **
11. Needing You (Andy Lau, Sammi Cheng) **
12. Prince Charming (Andy Lau, Michelle Reis)
13. Whatever You Want (Anthony Wong, Anita Yuen)
14. Skyline Cruisers (Leon Lai, Shu Xi, Jordan Chan, Michelle Saram)
15. The Conman 1999 (Andy Lau, Athena Chu)
16. Playboys of Chinese Hollywood (Eric Tsang, Nat
Chan, Law Kar Leung, Shooky Kwan)
17. First Emperor of China (Gong Li)
18. The Master (Jet Li)
19. Fong Sai Yuk I (Jet Li, Josephine Fong)
20) Fong Sai Yuk II (Jet Li, Josephine Fong)
21. Moonlight Express (Leslie Cheung, Tokiwa Takako) **
22. Once Upon A Time in China (Jet Li, Rosamund Kwan)
23. The Masked Prosecutor (Louis Koo, Jordan Chan)
24. Century of the Dragon (Andy Lau, Louis Koo)uen
25. Up for the Rising Sun (Lam Zhi Weng, Anita Yuen)
26. Shanghai Grand (Andy Lau, Leslie Cheung)
27. Super Car Criminal (Anthony Wong, Louis Koo)
28. Dejava 2000 (Nicky Wu, Zhou Wei)
29. God of Gambler (Andy Lau, Zhou Yun Fat)
30. The Island Tales (Julian Cheung, Shu Qi, Michelle Reis, Osawa Takao)
31. Day Off (Nicky Cheung,)
32. A True Mob Story (Andy Lau, Gigi Leung)
33. Once A Thief (Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau)
34. Hu-Du-Men (Anita Yuen, Josephine Fong, Shu Qu, Daniel Chan)
35. Penitentiary Angel (Zhou Wei)
36. Tri-Star (Leslie Cheung, Anita Yuen)
37. Don't Look Back or You'll be sorry! (Anita Yuen, Huang Zhi Hua)
38. Tears and Triumph (Anita Yuen, Lau Ching Yun)
39. The Lord of Amusement (Nicky Cheung, Francis Ng)
40. A Taste of Killing & Romance (Andy Lau, Anita Yuen)
41. Bullets Over Summer (Michelle Saram, Francis Ng, Louis Koo)
42. Drunken Master III (Andy Lau, Jordan Chan,
Michelle Reis)
43. Para Para Sakura (Aaron Kwok, Cecilia Cheung, Chen
Ching Hsiang)
44. Body Weapon (Zhao Wen Zhou, Cheung Wai Yee)
45. My Schoolmate, The Barbarian (Nicholas Tse, Stephen Fung, Joey Yung)
46. Fulltime Killer (Andy Lau, Takashi Sorimachi, Kelly Lin)
47. The Legend of Zu (Cecilia Cheung, Louis Koo, Ekin Cheng)
48. Shaolin Soccer (Zhou Wei, Stephen Chow)
49. Fighting for Love (Sammi Cheng, Tony Leung)
50. Final Romance (Sam Lee, Edison Chen, Cindy Au)

JAPANESE MOVIES
1. Hypnosis starring Kanno Miho, Goro Inagaki
2. April's Story starring Matsu Takako
3. Kids Return starring Kaneko Ken, Ando Masanobu
4. Fireworks

Kahuna
Another Japanese movie she's in is Miike's City of Lost Souls(Hazard City)

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