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Love on a Diet (2001)

Sau sun nam nui (original title)
A depressed, obese woman tries to lose weight in order to win back her ex-boyfriend with the help of a fellow Hong Konger whom she met in Japan.

Directors:

Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai)

Writers:

Ka-Fai Wai (as Wai Ka Fai), Nai-Hoi Yau (as Yau Nai Hoi)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andy Lau ... Fatso
Sammi Cheng ... Mini Mo
Rikiya Kurokawa Rikiya Kurokawa ... Kurokawa
Asuka Higuchi Asuka Higuchi ... Kudo
Tian-Lin Wang ... Fatso's Friend (as Wong Tin Lam)
Suet Lam ... Bun Man (as Lam Suet)
Chi Ping Chang ... (as Cheung Chi Ping)
Wai Leung Hung Wai Leung Hung ... Fatso's Friend (as Hung Wai Leung)
Mei Fan Wong Mei Fan Wong ... (as Wong Mei Fan)
Ming Nam Po Ming Nam Po ... (as Po Ming Nam)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gam-Cheong Cheung Gam-Cheong Cheung
Keiji Sato
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Storyline

Sammi Cheng plays Mimi Mo, a young exchange student to Japan who met and fell in love with a budding pianist, Kurokawa, played by Rikiya Kurokawa. Kurokawa eventually leaves to study music in the USA and returns to Japan as a famous musician. Meanwhile, Mimi has dealt with her depression by eating and weights over 300lbs and Kurokawa doesn't recognize her. Mimi eventually meets Fatty (Andy Lau) who helps her lose the weight so she can fulfill her promise of meeting Kurokawa made 10 years earlier. But then they fall in love..... Written by Aya

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Country:

Hong Kong | Japan

Language:

Cantonese | Japanese | English

Release Date:

21 June 2001 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Goofs

During the scene outside on the street in which Fatty runs from Fatso and clings to a light pole, the back flap of her fat suit neck prosthetics has come out and is clearly visible above her shirt collar. As Andy Lau's Fatso chases her, he reaches out to try to hide it from the camera. See more »

Quotes

Fatso: This is the problem. How can she lose 200 pounds in six months?
Cocaine Ken: I know!
Fatso: Don't say drugs, Cocaine Ken.
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Connections

Referenced in All's Well, Ends Well 2009 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Wei Ai Shou Yi Ci
Performed by Andy Lau
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4 June 2005 | by sangepengyouSee all my reviews

Sammi Cheng can be goofy, annoying and sometimes downright charming. In this movie, I suspect she's a bit of all 3.

There are times when this movie is downright silly and I'm not entirely sure if that's a great thing or not. Personally, one of most enjoyable scenes of this film is when she sees her former sweetheart at his concert and loses it-- you kind of have to see it to believe it.

The big moral to this movie is 1) that looks can be deceiving and 2) don't judge a book by its cover. Sammi's eccentric acting style is nicely balanced by Lau's performance. But there are times when both seem too much for words. In the end, however, a quirkiness runs throughout the film which is its saving grace-- otherwise there were times when it could have turned dangerously unfunny. On the whole, however, it is a definitely an off-beat romantic comedy.


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