A pleasant surprise!!! :)
John C. Tu | LA, CA | 02/10/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoy this film. It has been sitting on my shelf for over a month. Neither the title nor the cover is attractive enough. Since my Netflex is late today, I pop this DVD into my machine. To my surprise, this is a gem!!!!! A superb film. I have not seem a film this good since Caution/Lust.
A great date movie
Phillip Royer | San Francisco | 08/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the highest grossing film of all time in China. Hard to believe, as it's not really a remarkable film, except for Shu Qi, she's remarkable. When she asks her date if he believes in love at first sight he responds "I loved the first sight of you!" It's a very pleasant film. Funny, slightly quirky, it's an intimate study of two people's vulnerability, and it's thoroughly Chinese. I'm sure some of the humor was lost on me due to the fact I don't speak Mandarin! And Ge You's Mandarin accent is as thick as syrup. He does a great job playing a forty-something guy who's made his lot in life selling zany inventions and now has a very specific set of criteria he's looking for in a mate to settle down with. He meets Shu Qi and the two of them continue to meet, almost just to spite one another, neither believing there is anything there for the two of them. But love has an odd way of growing just my virtue of time spent together. This is a great 'date' movie."