"Hot Summer Days" shares six entwined stories in which people strive to discover the true meaning of love, where the heat ignites emotions and changes lives forever.
The six intertwined love stories are set in an unusually hot summer and feature some A-list actors like Nicholas Tse, Barbie Hsu, Jacky Cheung, Rene Liu, Daniel Wu and Vivian Hsu. There's also an appearance of two kissing fishes voiced by Joey Yung and Jan Lam Hoi Fung!
Of all the couples, the one that would move most hearts would be the love story between a middle-aged driver played by Jacky Cheung and a foot masseuse played by Rene Liu, in which the relationship starts with a mobile text message that was sent by mistake. There are a lot of funny interaction and also positive, heart-warming moments between these pairs. A point to note is that Barbie Hsu ("Connected", "On His Majesty's Secret Service" who has always been known for her sensuous, feminine looks with beautiful long hair, turns into a rebellious biker chick in this movie! Her smoky eyes, boyish short hair, tattooed arm and tight clothes will surely take you by surprise. Other appearances include Shawn Yue, Gordon La and Charlene Choi.
This star-studded ensemble romantic comedy has few surprises and too many clichés, but it's handsomely produced and as fun as its Hollywood equivalents, making its flaws easy to overlook. The first Chinese-language film produced by 20th Century Fox.
Also Known As: Chuen sing yit luen - yit lat lat
Directed by: Wing Shya / Tony Chan
Genre: Romance | Comedy
Runtime: 93 min
Country: Hong Kong
Jacky Cheung ... Wah
Rene Liu ... Li Yan
Nicholas Tse ... Ah Wai
Barbie Hsu ... Ding Dong
Vivian Hsu ... Wasabi
Daniel Wu ... Master Chef
Fruit Chan .... Ice-cream Vendor
Kate Yeung ....Reporeter
Angela Baby ... Xiao Qi