Hooked On You

Director

Law Wing Cheong

Case

Miriam Yeung、Eason Chan

Genre

Drama

Duration

97

Category

IIA

Release Date

2007.06.28

It is the summer of 1997. 27-year-old Miu starts working as a fishmonger at Prosperity Market to pay the heavy debts of her philandering father. She sets a 3-year plan for herself: before she turns 30, she shall clean her father’s debts, leave the wet market, find a man worthy of her, and break the spell of her bad karma.

No sooner has she set foot on the market than she finds herself at loggerheads with Mr Fish in the neighboring stall. A fierce battle of survival is unleashed, only to turn into a mutual entente when the existence of Prosperity Market is jeopardized by the aggressive emergence of supermarket megastores. In the end, they fail to save the market. But their camaraderie has blossomed into a deeper feeling for each other, an unanticipated development Miu is not ready to embrace.

When her father suddenly dies of a heart attack and the government plans to demolish Prosperity Market, Miu decides to leave the market for good. Convinced that a new face will set her free from her smelly past, she enrolls in a makeup course funded by the government. As she embarks on her new life as a makeup artist, the world indeed becomes bigger, brighter, cleaner.

Time flies. It’s the fall of 2005. After years of emigration, Uncle Chicken and Auntie Veggie finally come home – to their beloved Prosperity Market. But Uncle Chicken is very sick; time has caught up on him. To protect him from fatal disillusionment, Mr Fish, Miu, and Porky decide to assemble all the former mongers there to re-create Prosperity Market in its full glory!

After years of shunning Prosperity Market and Love itself, Miu finally comes to an epiphany: criteria, identities, and deadlines have no significance ultimately; what truly matters is finding this special someone whom you love and who loves you back…