Shot in Singapore, "That's the way I like it" is
in English (or as they say .. "Singlish") with no
subtitles. We follow Ah Hock as he matures from a
rather selfish young adult into a caring individual
with a wider view of the world.
Still a kid at heart, Ah Hock is in love with
Bruce Lee and a Triumph motorcycle his job at the
grocery store could never support. But it's 1977 and
"Saturday Night Fever" finally dances into Singapore.
Hock grabs gal-buddy Mai and the two take lessons in
hopes of winning a dance contest so Hock can buy the
bike of his dreams.
The movie follows the classic plot line of US
golden oldie films: underdog goes for a dream, gets
advice from imaginary friend, is forced to take on
the advisory and ultimately learns a greater lesson
for the effort.
Starting out kind of sticky (like a student
piece), the film slowly matures (much like it's
primary character). Ultimately schmaltzy, you'll
leave the theater and feel good all night.