Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Soong Sisters|
Actors: Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh, Vivian Wu, Winston Chao, Hsing-kuo Wu
Director: Mabel Cheung
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Drama
The fascinating life of the Soong Family (China∆s equivent of the Kennedys) is chronicled in this lavish epic melodrama, with an all-star cast headed by Michelle Yeoh, Vivian Wu and Maggie Cheung. To see that China remains... more »
The Soong Sisters
C-L | Chicago, USA | 01/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The audio and visual qualities are outstanding. The DVD casing is pristine. The production values of the film itself are superb. As to quality of content, that is for you to decide. I happen to love Maggie Cheung, but that is my problem. Michelle Yeoh and Vivian Wu turn in fine performances. You can trust my objectivity about those two more so than in the case of Maggie."
Slow moving, but lovely looking movie
Andrew Poupart | Santa Clara, CA | 03/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Don't watch this movie for a history lesson. It is, however, a beautifully photographed, lyrical story of three of 20th century China's most fascinating women. Approach it on those terms and it's a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours."
4* if you know the history, 3* if you don't.
Patricia McCahey | Noosa, Australia | 01/16/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This film covers a period in Chinese history when an incredible amount was going on. If you're not familiar with key Chinese names and events in the first half of the 20th century, bone up first or you'll miss the impact of the Soongs' story. It would be extremely difficult for a single film--even a long one like this--to do justice to their lives while at the same time adequately portraying the intricately layered events they were caught up in. It bounces through events that cry out for greater depth. Maybe it would have been better to attempt bite sized portions and make three or four films from the fascinating material. Nevertheless, it's well worth seeing for the same reason one might scan the Reader's Digest version of Tolstoy's War and Peace. The acting is good in the somewhat formal Chinese style, there is great attention to historical detail in the sets and costumes and it's beautiful to look at. The only complaint I'd make is the subtitles are full of spelling and other errors."