Recently, I got the chance to watch a Chinese romantic comedy movie called, “Why Me Sweetie” starring Louis Koo Tin-Lok, Cherrie Ying Choi-Yi. I can across this movie when I was watching a music video for a duet by Jolin Tsai and Andy On called “Angel of Love”. The video showed clips from the movie. I was curious to see what the movie was about so I watched it. The movie was about an hour ago. The plot was a bit similar to “50 First Dates” with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Or should I say, “50 First Dates” was similiar to “Why Me Sweetie?!” since that movie came out in 2003.
The movie is about a baker and a drama student. Tin-Lok plays a baker named Don and Choi-Yi plays a drama student named Ding Ding. The movie starts off with Don riding the bus. As the movie is moving, he sees a girl in an angel costume chasing after the bus on a bike. She was banging on the side of the bus and yelling for the driver to stop. Don sees this and yells at the bus driver to the bus. The bus driver turns around to ask why. When his eyes are back on the road, Ding Ding is standing in the middle of the road so the bus driver had no choice but to slam on the brakes. All of this was done so her and her friends can get on the bus to look for another friend’s boyfriend. Her friend wanted to confess something to the boyfriend. She finds him on the upper deck of the bus and starts to beat him because he’s with another girl. Turns out that other girl was his sister. But the damage was already done so her friend had no choice but to say what was on her mind.
As the friend confesses, everyone gets off the bus and heads back to school. Ding Ding decides to stand behind and take a rest because she was tired from the bike ride. She stops and lies down on the ground. Don approaches her and introduces himself. He informs her that he likes to fly kites at the temple and stuff. He gives her a tissue and tells her that he would like it back the next time they meet which would be at the temple.
The next day, Ding Ding goes to the temple to meet up with Don only to see that he is surrounded by girls. She is disappointed by this so she starts to blow her nose in the tissue and walks away. Don sees her and goes up to her and tells her that those girls are just friends. And so starts the dating process.
Later in the movie we find out that their relationship gets complicated due to a brain disorder that Don has. Every time they do something intimate they would faint. When he wakes up, all memories of Ding Ding has been erased. He remembers everyone else except her. Throughout the movie, they try and find way to cure the brain disorder. There were some funny moments as they try. Towards the end, the movie starts to get a little sad.
This movie was pretty good. I understood a bit of what they were saying. It was in Cantonese but I can understand a little of Cantonese and Mandarin. The plot of the movie was really interesting. There were a few funny scenes and some sad scenes. They did a good job at making sure there was some unity in the movie. Some movies just go with the flow but this movie explained everything that was going on. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes romantic comedies. So if you’re bored, check it out, it’ll make you laugh.