Bullets Over Summer (1999)Director: Wilson Yip
Starring: Louis Koo, Francis Ng
Tagline: Police stakeout with grandma
Mike and Brian are partners in the Hong Kong police, Mike is the serious one and Brian is the one always getting into trouble and chasing after women.
When they are assigned to do surveillance on a man suspected of supplying weapons to some very dangerous criminals, Brian takes advantage of an old woman taking her garbage out and barges into her apartment.
Grandma is upset at first, but soon starts saying that Mike and Brian are her grandchildren and asking them about their father.
While Brian is continuing his surveillance on the balcony, he receives a call from a young woman on the street who he asks to come up, she then promptly falls asleep on the sofa and he gets all excited, realising what he wants to do, Mike sends him out to get a condom and then tells the girl to go out of the apartment...
Some people would reckon that this movie doesn't 'go anywhere' as there is not a great deal of action for the most part, but I believe that it is this way so that you concentrate on the characters and their relationships within a confined space.
Special mention must go to the performance of 'Grandma' as she has some of the best lines and is probably the funniest character in the entire film.
There are many stake-out movies and this is one of them. I thought it had just the right amount of action with some romance, comedy and drama thrown in.
Rating : 8/10