Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 is a 2014 Hong Kong-Chinese romantic comedy film directed by Johnnie To. A sequel to the 2011 film Don't Go Breaking My Heart, it stars returning cast members Louis Koo, Gao Yuanyuan and Daniel Wu alongside new cast members Vic Chou and Miriam Yeung. It has been screened at the Special Presentations section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. It was released in China on November 11 and in Hong Kong on November 13, 2014.!
Variety gave the film a mixed review, comparing the film to the first, stating that "much like the first time, the results are as cheerfully silly as they are compulsively watchable, despite the somewhat disappointing decision to keep one of the series’ most appealing stars (Daniel Wu) sidelined on the mainland for much of the running time." and that director Johnnie To " undisputed master of the modern Hong Kong gangster drama, turns his attention to lighter fare (like this, or 2012’s sudser "Romancing in Thin Air"), it’s like watching a great baseball pitcher warming up in the bullpen: perfect form and follow-through minus any real sizzle.
The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a negative review, stating that the "Chinese dreams of love, wealth and sex make this rom-com reboot look very much like a calculated piggy-bank stuffer." Slant Magazine gave the film a negative review, calling it "the worst film To has made since founding his independent studio Milkyway." Slant opined that "this sequel jumbles the stakes and loses its drive, not least because, while Shen-ren still pines for Zixin, Qihong toils away on the mainland completely divorced from the story.
Two former lovers find themselves irresistibly drawn back together, despite the fact that each of them is engaged to someone else. A financial analyst (Gao Yuanyuan) lands a new job and soon finds that her office is near that of a former lover (Louis Koo), who may not be over her yet.