Chinese Odyssey 2002

by (2002, Hong Kong)

When Quentin Tarantino screened Chungking Express at UCLA a few years ago, he confessed he started crying hecause he was so happy to love a movie that much.  Having watched Chinese Odyssey 2002, I can understand what he meant.  I would call this movie a guilty pleasure, but there’s no guilt involved.  It’s so joyful and heartwarming that I find it impossible not to get caught up.  From Tony Leung’s hilarious acting to Faye Wong’s irrepressible charm, from the gorgeous costumes to the infectious musical numbers, this movie is nothing short of a delight, the kind that gets me giggling like a little schoolgirl everytime I think about it.