Release date2005 WriterMaurice Li, Andrew Loo GenresRomantic comedy, Chinese Movies CastEkin Cheng (Jack), Eric Tsang (Jason), Karena Lam Ka-Yan (Jill), Nicola Cheung (Moon), Bobo Chan (Grace) Similar moviesHong Kong movies, Romantic comedies
It Had to Be You! (後備甜心) is a 2006 Hong Kong romantic comedy film featuring the directorial debuts of Maurice Li and Andrew Loo, starring Ekin Cheng and Karena Lam.
Restaurant supervisor Jill (Karena Lam) has a handsome boyfriend, Chi-on (Hu Bing), but she is just his backup girlfriend. She knows she is the other girl, but her hope for being his one and only has never ceased until he changes his formal girlfriend once again. All her anger goes to her co-worker, Jack (Ekin Cheng), who appears to be a womanizer but indeed shares a similar unfortunate romantic situation of being the backup boyfriend of an airhostess. Knowing that both are victims in romantic relationships, Jack and Jill no longer spar with each other and a liking between them start to develop.