The sequel to Love in the Puff has a seemingly tantalising title, but do not be fooled as there is absolutely no nudity. Instead, it offers a glimpse into a love quadrangle.
It has been nine months since Jimmy (Shawn Yue) and Cherie (Miriam Yeung) hook up over puffs of cigarettes in Hong Kong. Their love affair leads them to make out and share an apartment. However, Jimmy prioritises career over his girlfriend and accepts an offer to work in Beijing, thus leaving her behind. Not too long after, Cherie also finds herself in the Chinese capital for work.
By then, Jimmy is dating a flight attendant Shang Youyou (Mini Yang) while Cherie eventually meets a divorced entrepreneur Sam (Xu Zheng). In spite of their circumstances, one chance meeting is all that is needed to spark another wave of romance between the pair.
While the plot deals with issues that are realistic enough to convince viewers, the humour trivialises them, resulting in a struggle between melodrama and comedy. The cameo appearances by Ekin Cheng, Huang Xiaoming and Linda Wang further downplay the pertinent issues that the couple is facing. No doubt that some segments of the movie are funny, but the seriousness of their relationship gradually takes a dip as the story develops.
It culminates in a hilarious music video while the credits are rolling, with Shawn Yue stealing the limelight.