- Genre: Love Story, Drama, Break-up
- Date Released: 2017
- Charlene Choi as Eva Lui
- Pak-Ho Chao as Adam Leung
77 Heartbreaks – Film Review
I watched this film late last night and I quite enjoyed it. It was very interesting concept, pity the script was not well composed. But there is a very good germ of idea in there. 🙂
The story would have been more believable and would have appealed more to lovers and those who had broken up if the writer did not try to make the story a makjang or a series of circumstances.
The story is about a woman and a man who have been together for the last 10 years. Over time, the woman started to feel as if she was being taken for granted by her boyfriend. She was not his priority anymore.
And just to elaborate on this, they were supposed to be going out for a movie, which the girl had bought tickets a couple of weeks previously. She was waiting for the man, who said that he was in the middle of traffic but really he was in a wine bar.
As she can’t wait any longer, the girl wandered off into a shop, where she saw beautiful colourful notebooks, which has 77 written on the cover. She got talking to the owner of the shop and apparently the notebook is some sort of diary. To diarise transgression of a love one 🙂 ( I think, I was so tired I can’t cope with the subtitles). Apparently 77 is the magic number or the maximum you can forgive faults of those you are in a relationship with.
Eva, the leading lady, bought a pink one and the first entry to her diary was the non-show of her boyfriend, Adam, to their movie date.
Before long, Eva had her 77 instances why she was falling out of love with Adam. He was self-centred, immature, in with the ladies and lacks common sense.
Who would buy a white chesterfield sofa, so huge there was nowhere really to put it? Yes Adam.
Who in their right mind would confess that they had quit their job while in the middle of foreplay?!!! Adam!
He was a lawyer but quit his job to become a mentor in kick-boxing. Oh Adam! 🙁
Who would go on a holiday without finding out how to get to the destination? Adam.
Who would give a ring box without the ring but a pink paper folded in small heart shape, saying she has his heart. Adam! 🙁
Who would go drinking and come home, half dead and sick. Adam!
Who would comfort you when you have a family emergency, like when your father died? Not Adam!
After so many of these unlovable moments, Eva had had enough and packed her bags.
Before Eva’s scent can fully evaporate out of their flat, Adam brought home another girl and even promised to marry her.
The film is rather one sided. Adam had so many faults but Eva is far from perfect girlfriend as well. The script did not show this. Instead Eva is made into a caricature of a hard done by girlfriend. I supposed the script was concentrating on getting the 77 heartbreaks 🙂 🙂 🙂
Anyway, Adam got hold of the diary and realised why Eve left him. He was curious to know what was on the 77th?!!! He told the current girl he was living with that he still loves Eva.
During a wedding party of Eva’s friend, Adam sabotaged the wedding presentation to proclaim that he wanted Eva back. It was strange that the married couple did not scream and shout when their wedding day was hijacked?!!!
Anyway Eva had a change of heart when Adam said that Eva did not give up on Adam immediately because she knew that without her Adam is lost. Yeah Adam and Eve!!!
Next scene, Adam and Eve went back to their flat. While in the bathroom, Eve found a pink contact lenses case. She then knew that Adam had had another girl staying in their flat.
She left again and this time for good.
By the way the 77th reason was that Adam did not use protection with her, so she got pregnant. Adam said that if she gets pregnant, there is no problem, as he will marry her. Seeing that he was so immature and untrustworthy, Eve had an abortion without telling Adam. She is a bit of hypocrite, how can she have an abortion without telling Adam.
I think the film is quite good, if only the script was written better. In any case, it is worth a watch!