An Autumn's Tale (1987)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Urban Drama  |   Release Date - Jul 16, 1987 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Mabel Chueng directs this wildly popular romantic comedy featuring Chow Yun-fat. With two years worth of savings and starry-eyed ambitions of being an actor, Jennifer Lee (Cherie Chung) leaves her comfortable home in Hong Kong for more modest digs in New York City, above the abode of her bumptious cousin, Figurehead (Chow). When her effete longtime boyfriend, Vincent (Danny Chan), dumps her and heads for Boston, Jennifer is left thunderstruck and deeply lonely. Figurehead goes all out to cheer up his pretty relative by buying her Broadway tickets and redecorating her apartment. Soon he finds himself falling for the lass though he is self-conscious about his humble upbringing, compulsive gambling, and coarse ways. Jennifer loves being around Figurehead but cannot imagine being married to him. Things get worse for the earthy protagonist when Vincent returns to New York, hoping to patch things up.



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