Movie Review: This Is Not What I Expected (PG)
It was a visual gastronomic experience as I drooled over the culinary offerings in the movie, directed by Derek Hui.
Eccentric hotel tycoon and foodie Lu Jin (Takeshi Kaneshiro) is extremely difficult to please, until he meets talented sous chef Gu Shengnan (Zhou Dongyu), who whips up dishes that he is truly satisfied with.
The two don't meet in person but they share a mutual appreciation for each other.
Yet in reality, they are arch-enemies whose every encounter is a disaster until their identities are revealed by accident.
I thought it was odd to cast a 25-year-old actress and a 43-year-old actor as a couple at first, but it turned out surprisingly well.
But to the romantics out there, don't expect to meet Prince Charming like this in real life.