Monday, May 7, 2018

Fruit Punch (1992)

There are many things in this world I thought I would never get to see. Like world peace. A cure to all disease. A greener future. Fans of Big Brother not getting totally carried away...

But top of all those must be two clean-cut squeaky clean icons of cantopop such as Leon Lai and Vivian Chow getting steamy with each other. Come on, Elvis being found alive behind the counter at a Bradford chippy is more likely surely? But no! This is the film to see Leon and Vivian snog! Incredible!

So what is this but one of those happy HK idol films. The recipe for which is very familiar: grab a load of current pop idols (and in 1992 this was Leon Lai, Vivian Chow, Hacken Lee and Grasshopper), give them a script about young people trying to find their way in the world and how to find love. And stir.

So five guys (and typical stereotype HK guys you'll only ever find in these kinds of films - carefree and funny and somehow are able to live despite no visible income) go into business together... but fail of course.

Hacken steals the show with his shy guy who stutters all the time, but still lands the cute chick. So there is hope for all of us stutterers everywhere. Leon fools around with Vivian but his carefree attitude leaves their relationship on the edge all the time...

Oh well you know it ends up happily in the end after some minor peril involving one of the main characters. Enjoyable fluff just nothing that hasn't been made many times before.