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That's The Way I Like It

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That's The Way I Like It

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
performer:
Adrian Pang
genre:
Foreign Language, Comedy

We gave it a C-

Just in time to exploit Broadway’s Saturday Night Fever, Miramax has released this made-in-Singapore salute to the original 1977 movie. Hock (Adrian Pang), a grocery clerk, becomes obsessed with disco after seeing a splashy movie musical. But writer-director Glen Goei doesn’t use any actual SNF footage of John Travolta in his signature white suit. Instead, it’s a lame reenactment called Forever Fever, scored with cover versions of the Bee Gees tunes, that becomes Hock’s touchstone. Cute, but there’s no movie here — just a transcultural replication, with Hock’s family doing original SNF scenes almost line for line. Despite the America-friendly ”Singlish” dialogue, which requires only occasional subtitles, the conceit doesn’t export well. C-

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