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Dry Wood, Fierce Fire

2002 1h 41m Romance Comedy List
Reviews 33% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Myopic, awkward Alice (Miriam Yeung) writes for a women's magazine whose staff is being combined with that of a men's magazine. In the new office environment, she meets Ryan (Louis Koo), a dreamy coworker prone to fainting spells. The two strike up a friendship and Alice coaches Ryan on how best to woo the powerful editor Michelle (Flora Chan). As the two spend more time together, they begin to realize that perhaps they could be more than just friends. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member With a catalogue as notoriously uneven as Wilson Yip's, the high points become perhaps unreasonably cherished. Dry Wood, Fierce Fire is a decidedly unassuming and typical romantic comedy, but compared to the painfully miserable lesser works of Yip's, it somehow demands appreciation. This office romance clone comes pretty much prefabricated, which leaves no room for engaging story and character development, but there's hardly no need for it as long as you have a great matching couple as leads. Louis Koo and romcom-queen Miriam Yeung definitely bring the goods here, both excelling in goofiness and going about their business in a very lightly manner, as of course they should. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Although somewhat cheesy at times, it was entertaining. Miriam plays, yet again, a youthful and hyper-spirited woman... surprising only one or two miriam songs played here. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Following Sammi Cheng's steps, Miriam Yeung inherited also this kind off romantic comedy from Cheng. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Myopic, awkward Alice (Miriam Yeung) writes for a women's magazine whose staff is being combined with that of a men's magazine. In the new office environment, she meets Ryan (Louis Koo), a dreamy coworker prone to fainting spells. The two strike up a friendship and Alice coaches Ryan on how best to woo the powerful editor Michelle (Flora Chan). As the two spend more time together, they begin to realize that perhaps they could be more than just friends.
Director
Wilson Yip
Genre
Romance, Comedy
Original Language
Chinese
Runtime
1h 41m