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Bu jian bu san (1998)

| Comedy, Romance
Two people from Beijing working in Los Angeles whose paths constantly cross in a foreign city attempt to balance work with friendship/love in spite of mounting disasters each time they meet.

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Good movie
4 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

Bu jian bu san: 7.5/10

The English title for this Chinese movie is "Be There or Be Square". It covers the lives of two Chinese immigrants to the USA, how they struggle to fit in the new culture, with more passive violence and the like. The two get separated several times, and it's hard to tell if they'll ever become romantically involved. The movie goes to and from being a comedy, with the man responsible for most comedic parts, but it stays true to the romance theme. This is a simple movie, but the acting of both leads is tremendous and this has the typically patient build of Asian romances, and is in no way predictable. Good stuff.


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