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Sophie's Revenge (2009)
"Fei chang wan mei" (original title)

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Two ex-lovers work together to win back their lost loves, but not everything goes according to plan.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Sophie (as Zhang Ziyi)
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Wang 'Joanna' Jingjing (as Fan Bingbing)
Ji-seob So ...
Jeff (as So Ji-Sub)
Peter Ho ...
Gordon
Chen Yao ...
Lily (as Yao Chen)
Ruby Lin ...
Lucy
Qian Cheng ...
TV Host (as Cheng Qian)
Ji Wang ...
Sophie's Mother (as Wang Ji)
Zhuoyuan Song ...
6-year-old Sophie (as Song Zhuoyuan)
Yi Cheng ...
Nurse (as Cheng Yi)
Boyue Zhang ...
Little Girl in Elevator (as Zhang Boyue)
Xu Yin ...
Little Girl's Mother (as Yin Xu)
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Mercedes Benz Salesman
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Lisa
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Storyline

Dumped by her fiancé just two months before their wedding, comic strip writer Sophie hatches an elaborate plan to get her Jeff back and punish the movie star, Joanna, who seduced him away. She finds herself a partner, Gordon, an ex-lover of Joanna's, and the two start on a comic adventure full of laughs and tears, aided by Sophie's two best friends, Lucy and Lily. At the eve of her success, Sophie suddenly realizes that she has been so focused on revenge that she has not heard her own change of heart. Written by Sara Huang & Jonah Greenberg

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Many crew had cameo roles in the film. The director was in the movie theater. CJ rep Mr. Kim, producer Beaver, behind the scene video, the ADs were in the elevator. One of the top Chinese super model Jacqueline Zhao also had a cameo in the film as well. Beijing mega club China Doll manager Aiwan played the publishing editor in the film. See more »

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Joanna: [translated lines] You said you'll cook for me. You will let me taste your buns?
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Just okay, could have been better
11 February 2010 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

There are a lot of romantic comedies like Sophie's Revenge, so there was nothing that unusual about it that would set it apart from others of its same ilk, except for its extremely attractive cast, including Ziyi Zhang (The Road Home, Forever Enthralled, etc) and almost impossibly handsome Korean actor So Jisub (I'm Sorry, I Love You, Cain and Abel, etc). If you have never seen the cast's other work you'll probably not be interested in this film, which borders on the ludicrous, but if you are a fan of one or more of them you'll probably enjoy it. There's no doubt about it though that these stars have far better films under their belts.

I am not sure So Jisub knows Mandarin so I suspect he was saying his (few) lines phonetically. He does better with his natural Korean, but I suppose he was hired here to be eye candy for the females in the audience. ;) There is too much reliance on CGI in this film as well. I quickly lose patience when filmmakers rely too heavily on it for gags and story plot lines, instead of the actors doing natural humor. The best screen comedians in film history did NOT rely on special effects.

The story is about a woman's revenge in trying to get her doctor boyfriend back from a film star he was fallen in love with. She has a huge imagination in dreaming up ways to get him back, but unfortunately her ways do not generate sympathy toward her character. For instance, putting glass shards down on the bathroom floor for her rival to step on? That's going too far. If you can't win him back honestly then maybe he's not for you in the first place.

7 out of 10 on the IMDb.


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