Like we said at the beginning, ' Women Who Flirt' finds Pang at his most ready-to-please, forgoing his usual sensibilities for a wholly commercial product that is certainly poised to do well at the Mainland box office.
Unable to admit defeat, Zhang Hui seeks the help from a college classmate and her group of friends that have mastered the art of flirting.
Overnight, Zhang Hui's appearance, demeanor, and silks of seduction improve dramatically.
However, flirting is an art that takes talent, and isn't so easy to come by for some...
Zhang Hui (Zhou Xun) has a crush on her fellow classmate, Xiao Gong (Huang Xiaoming).
Her diminutive frame and husky voice don't make her the prototype Asian girl for rom- coms, but that is precisely why she is perfectly cast in the role.
When she casts doubt on her makeover consultants' 'one-two-five' Tinder-ready selfies, you believe that her cynicism is genuine.At least his maiden foray into Mainland filmmaking, ' Love in the Buff', retained his distinctive voice while staying within the safe zone of the notorious censors (remember the joke about the air stewardess or the music video Shawn Yue made to prove his sincerity to Miriam Yeung?); save for the occasional amusing references to Patrick Swayze's ' Ghost' and Andrew Lau's ' The Guillotines', this is indistinguishable from the crop of rom-coms that have become a staple of the Mainland box office, no thanks to a voracious appetite from the genre from audiences there.Much of the humour is derived (and derivative) from gender stereotypes, or more specifically, that of women which men tend to gravitate towards.From taking every opportunity to showcase maximum cleavage to saying ' I hate you' in a mischievously high-pitched girlish pout to giving men the chance to feel protective over a woman, Pang up-ends each one of these manipulative techniques women supposedly use in order to get men to fall hopelessly head over heels.But when the deal falls through, she is forced to keep her dream alive - even if it means keeping her would-be neighbors dead. Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a ...