Since there are only eleven comments, so I felt the need to write another one.
The acting are pretty good, especially the mother and the father. The makeup is bad for Joan Chen when she was supposed to be an old woman. It was quite obvious that she was wearing a wig. And the wrinkles on her face looked bad, too. On the other hand, whoever did the makeup for the father did a good job. The father looked right about his age.
The ending was kind of strange. I don't see a reason for the father to disappear all of sudden with no particular reason.
This movie is over 2 hours long. It is just too long. During the 30 years, many major political events happened right in Beijing, this movie did not mention any of them. Of course, it is understandable because the Chinese "socialist" government has a strict censorship. When will the government gave up its strict control on artists' creativity? We can only imagine how many wonderful artworks, movies could have been presented to the world. Whether they tried to avoid those political events or simply didn't care to mention them, that directly affect the movie, it made it too flat. There was no major ups and downs. There was no single moment which make you want to cry or feel happy for them.
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