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Brutally realistic, deadly in real life, recommended for everyone
That is, recommended for every wife whose hubby is going to China for "business trips".
The literal translation of the title of this movie is: Cell Phone.
The original intent of the film crew was to make a social satire, or light hearted social critic work, but the result were totally out of expectation and got out of hand.
Although the story itself is a fake, but identical and similar incidents happens way too frequently in real life, and in fact, that is main reason why this movie was made.
What got out of control was that many wives in real life strongly believe that their husbands cheats exactly like the one in the movie and these wives checks the messages of their husbands' cell phones to find out if there is any messages or calls from the possible mistresses, and many cheating husbands were caught this way in real life, whether it was real relationship with real mistresses, or virtual reality distant relationship via internet and wireless network (The latter is also considered cheating by Chinese).
Another of the problem this movie was blamed by husbands and boyfriends was that even if it is proved that the guys were not cheating, the wives or girlfriends still check their husbands' or boyfriends' cell phone because such inspection prevent cheating from happening, serving as a deterrent, and when guys tried to delete the messages in their cell phone like the husbands in the movie, the girlfriends or wives only believed that they were trying to hide their cheating like the wife in the movie.
Obviously, such behaviors created a lot of problems in real life and this movie was blamed (mostly by man, while it is cheered by most women, though).
The debate is still raging on until this day.
The unexpected problems caused by this movie was not only limited to China, Taiwan suffered also when this movie was aired, and many couples broke up as a result. There are others who went bankrupt. For example, a construction contractor's wife was so suspicious that she checked on every potential customer who made calls to her hubby's cell phone and many got fed up and took their business elsewhere, and as a result, the contractor went bankrupt.
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