8 August 1999 | YTSL
Not "Pretty Woman", and all the better for it
This is a gritty melodrama (albeit with bits of comedy thrown in) about five women, all involved or associated in some way or other with the prostitution trade. An excellent film that pulls no punches and portrays the women without glamour yet with respect.
Carina Lau Kar Ling, Fung Bo-Bo and the other leads do a fine job of making the characters entirely believable. The directing and editing are also well done. This is the kind of film that deserves greater exposure and might make Hong Kong movie fans of people who are not into action stuff but appreciate good acting, stories and three-dimensional female characters.