In many ways this is a beautifully produced and directed film with a terrific acting performance from Anita Yuen (for which she received a HK Film nomination) that will singe your heart. But eventually the story gets so overwrought and melodramatic that I lost patience with it and with Anitaís character.
Her life revolves completely around her husband, Alex Fong, and her little girl. This is all she wants. This is all she needs. Total fulfillment. During the opening credits, we get quick snapshots of their courtship, marriage and the birth of their baby. As the film opens, Anita is reading her girl a fairy tale of the Prince and the Mermaid. She feels like her own life is a fairy tale as well.
So when Alex comes home on his birthday and tells her that he is leaving her for another woman, she is devastated. As are we. How could anyone leave sweet Anita Yuen. That is until we see the other woman. Almen Wong. Ok see ya. With her dyed blonde hair and magnificent physique she looks like a million bucks in the bank. Alex is still scum, but scum with damn good taste!