Daan Gyun Naam Yu
2011 / 115m - Hong Kong
Don't Go Breaking My Heart poster


July 02, 2011


Johnnie To switches to romance. After a decade of more or less doing crime films exclusively, it was clearly time to explore some different genres. The result is better than expected, though To fails to give this film the extra flair and original takes he brought to his crime films. It's best to keep your expectations in check in other words.

The story revolves around Yen, a young Mainland Chinese woman who works for an IT firm in Hong Kong. She has just been dumped by her boyfriend and feels quite down, when she sees a handsome man who works in the office across the street. They start communicating with each other using post-its, but somehow they struggle to actually meet in person.

The performances are decent, the setting makes for some attractive romantic encounters and there is enough chemistry between the leads. To does little to set his film apart from other romantic films, but his execution is on point and people looking for some prime romantic filler won't be disappointed. Not up there with To's best, but I don't think anyone expected it to be.