Water Ng (Hong Kong legend Chow Yun Fat) is a down-on-his-luck gambler living in Macau with no social responsibilities, until one day he is asked to take care of his ex-girlfriend''s son, Yeung. When she tells him that Yeung is his son and promises a substantive envelope full of cash, Water agrees to be a father for one month. Soon he notices his son has Autism. He gets to understand the difficulties of raising a child with special needs.
With China’s gambling utopia of Macau as the backdrop and a man-child who slowly bonds with his long lost family, one would think this is set up for a RAIN MAN knock-off but it takes off in a different direction. Water soon bonds with his son, leading to a tearful third-act, in an unabashedly old-fashioned melodrama fueled by a surprisingly different performance by Chow Yun Fat, in this redemption tale about a lousy addict-dad turned good, he’s a safe bet for any gambling table.