Jiang Wen and Zhao Wei star in what is probably the most sophisticated romantic drama to hit the film world in years. Fresh off a breakup from his fiance, Chen (Jiang Wen) becomes infatuated with the conservative, mysterious, and story-telling Wu Fang (Zhao Wei) after a blind date. As two polar opposites, both are lonely, depressed, and looking for love. How they go about it and their reasons for doing so are the primary forces that drive the movie. Jiang Wen delivers another great performance as the quirky and sometimes timid Chen, and Zhao Wei has shown that she is becoming increasingly versatile as an actress. Also features beautiful, lush cinematography from the always eccentric Christopher Doyle and a perfectly fitting score from Su Cong. This is not your cookie cutter romantic film. The humor is sparing, the emotions are real, and the sexual tension reaches an all time high. Highly recommended. 10/10
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