27 April 2019 | Uriah43
Life in the Streets of Hong Kong
This film takes place in Hong Kong with three teenage girls named "Brainless" (Chow Oi-Ling), "Blackgirl" (Hung Siu-Wan) and "Linn" (Chan Hau-Ching) having run away from their respective homes and banded together to survive in the streets from one day to the next. And it's because of their precarious situation that they do whatever it takes to get by-which includes shoplifting and prostitution when necessary. But above all else they retain their independence from anyone outside of their little gang. Then one night they see another young girl named "Joey" (Emana Leung) in the process of attempting suicide and recognizing her plight invite her into their gang. From that point on the four of them become inseperable. Unfortunately, the game of life still has a few lessons for them to learn. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this film, while certainly interesting, wasn't all that enjoyable to watch. For starters, the subtitles were extremely basic and that made it a little difficult to follow at times. Likewise, although the crude language and lewd behavior of these girls might have been necessary to showcase the reality they were facing, it greatly hampered their overall likeability. That being said, I didn't particularly care for this film and for that reason I have rated it accordingly. Below average.