My Lucky Star is a prequel to ‘Sophie’s Revenge’. Su Fei works by day as a telephone booking clerk at a travel agency but also moonlights as a manga artist, sketching the romantic adventures of herself and a handsome secret agent. Her parents are always nagging her to find a husband instead of dreaming of the perfect man; meanwhile, her friends Li Li, Lu Xiaoxi and super-bitchy Xixi are more successful in the rich husband-hunting stakes. One day Su Fei wins a five-day trip to Singapore where, on the way to the hotel, she bumps into Chinese-American secret agent Yan Dawei, posing as David Chen, who, with his sidekick Bao, is on the trail of Gao, a ruthless gangster who is to take custody of a priceless diamond, The Lucky Star, that has been stolen from an exhibition in London and could be used for weapons purposes because of its high-grade industrial qualities. Dawei's mission is to stop the transaction, retrieve the diamond and find out whom Gao is working for. Su Fei immediately falls for Dawei, who looks exactly like the hero of her comic strips...
Cast & Credits
Acting/Cast: All experienced actors and actresses. Directing wonderfully done. Movie well paced with no obvious gaps in the story-telling. Also - who can say no to a suave, handsome, mysterious and at times, brooding looking Wang Leehom? I'll like to see you try!
Music: Nice & sweet. Music suits the movie but nothing that will be a big hit anytime soon.
Rewatch value: This is one of those easy to watch movie that will find its way to your collections of DVDs/Blu-Rays. Certainly a high re-watch value.
Overall: Highly recommended. An excellent weekend or holiday movie that will live up to its promise to entertain.
Zhang Ziyi and Leehom are looking good together in this movie and they portrayed their characters perfectly. There was a time when I laughed so loud that the other flight passengers were looking at me, their acting was that good. The story line still can manage to get your attention, thanks to the main lead.
Since I watched this in a flight (noise everywhere) so I can't comment much on the aspect of music, but really, this movie is very enjoyable even without the sound effects.
If you want to watch something light in a free time, this movie can serve that purpose. Or if you want to watch Zhang Ziyi in one of her best comedic roles, give this movie a try. She is not going to use her usual martial arts to beat the bad guy, but she will do witty things to beat them!