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Who knew that Ziyi Zhang was such a sharp comedic actress? Anyone
familiar with her only from her work in martial arts epics like House
of Flying Daggers and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be in for a
dramatic change with Sophie's Revenge.
Zhang plays Sophie, a comic strip artist and writer who has just lost her boyfriend to a gorgeous actress (Bing Bing Fan), and allies herself with the actress's ex in order to break them up. This is an amusing, silly and lighthearted movie that does romantic comedy right. Zhang is so adorable and cute (seriously, try not to fall for her, you will fail) that Sophie's Revenge would be worth seeing for her alone, but the rest of the cast and the movie as a whole hits the right notes and comes off as a wholly charming experience. The story doesn't exactly venture into unexpected territory, but there are lots of little animated scenes and other embellishments that make this more charming and imaginative than the run-of-the-mill movies in the genre being churned out today.
I liked this movie, not because it was the epitome of originality, but
it was fun. I can't recall if I've seen or read something with a
similar storyline, but given the amount of creative people in the
world...I suspect so. At first I didn't understand the computer effects
and off the wall "delusions" as some called them, but as an artist I
immediately begin to recognize this as the character's imaginative
interpretation of events.
The story stays on track, it's not all over the place. Some revelations are predictable...about 3 minutes before they happen....if you want to call that predictable. Others are...well obvious. It's a romance comedy, c'mon..what do you expect? You go into it knowing someone's going to get together, you shouldn't be surprised when it happens. What should matter is the events in between and whether they make you laugh or care about the characters. This story did it for me. I think Zhang Ziyi (Sophie), Peter Ho (Gordon), Fan Bingbing (Joanna) and So Ji-sub (Jeff) did a great job with their roles and carrying the story.
I am a fan of both Zhang ZiYi and Fan Bing Bing, so what's it to ask
when both of them are featured in the same movie? A great romantic
comedy that tells about a touching love story.
I was watching Sophie's revenge with my girlfriend and she absolutely loved it. Some say that Zhang ZiYi and Fan BingBing do not match together in the same film, but i have to disagree. The costumes and cloth used in this film are also very spectacular.
This is a easy going romantic comedy that can surprise you at times and I recommend it to anyone, especially fans for Zhang ZiYi and Fan BingBing!
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While the movie was on I really liked this film and I hated myself for
doing so. This romantic comedy about unreal people in an unreal China
is the sort of thing Hollywood makes with regularity (and they are
remaking this as well) with say Jennifer Garner or Rene Zelwiger.
The plot has the dumped Sophie trying to get her boyfriend back after he runs off with a well known actress. She is aided by a cute guy who has a past with the actress. Together they try to wreck the relationship and send the boyfriend back to Sophie. Of course there are other complications.
Sue me I laughed. Its unreal and I didn't care. I just sat and laughed and waited to see what happened next. Sure you know the course the romance will take, but how it gets there has some nice twists. Yes the film has a cruel edge with Sophie getting abused, but at the same time the film maintains a really nice charm.
I liked it. Its not high art, and to be honest an hour after its done you'll have forgotten you saw it but for two hours its a nice distraction.
It was quite an entertaining movie. The story was a mixture of romance, comedy and there were bits of animation involved too. It's a love story with a light theme, no heavy drama actually. But I assure you, it's totally fun to watch. If you want to watch a sweet love story but you don't want to cry your eyes out then this is totally perfect. The sequencing or flow of the story is quite good. Though I just wish the ending would have had more detail. But all in all, it's good, funny and entertaining. Also the theme song "Very Perfect" by Harlem Yu and Angela Zhang is totally sweet and captivating. Somehow I feel like it would have added more sweet feeling to the movie if the song was played in more parts of the story. Got addicted to the song as a matter of fact. I'm totally recommending this to those who want to watch a light and also funny love story.
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but the 2 dudes are such big hen pecked pussies chasing 2 unavailable
women! Eva Jin you should know that wussies are unattractive to women
and reprehensible to real men! Okay am writing the mandatory 10 lines:
The Good: Great character build up. Fast paced story. Funny situations.
Beautiful women - one sane the other not quite so.
The not so good - are two weak guys who wear their hearts on their sleeves. So from the start its a failed romantic setup for both couples. The high maintenance actress loses both the guys either because she is structured or not interested or both. The saner cartoonist is on the rebound. Or maybe this whole story is just 2 women being bitches but there an't a shred of romance in this flick. Not so funny overall.
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.
This is a very bad romantic comedy. There really isn't anything
positive to say about it, except the neat,vivid and colorful editing
stuff with thought's of Sophie's popping out. Never liked Zhang ZiYi
and I personally think she is a pretty bad at acting, and it really
shows in this film. Her facial expressions were just awkward and stupid
looking, like she is retarded or something. Fan Bing Bing did a okay
job playing the high maintenance girlfriend though. Some girls that
don't know films very well might like this movie though, but besides
that I can tell why this has such negative reviews. I can tell what
it's trying to do, but fails on many levels. Some reviewers are saying
negative stuff about Zhang ZiYi and I agree with what they say for the
most part. She is so awful in this, gosh like I said not only is her
acting bad, she really needs to work on her facial expressions cause it
turns off the mood of what it's trying to achieve. This is about a
crazy girl who can't deal with break up and goes bonkers and starts
doing retarded stuff and most of it, isn't cute at all. Even for a
silly romantic comedy, it just doesn't work. If your into this type of
genre, there is better romantic comedies.
I was tricked to see a true "romance" in this movie, however there is
not except deception, crazy women and stupid ideas. So this Sophie, an
innocent girl? Revenge is good? I don't understand how dare they
promote their rubbish and please don't pay to see this movie, unless
you are an idiot as them.
what? minimum 10 lines?
OK if I have to say some, I will say the actress Zhang is almost awful and I don't understand why she is still working in this industry. Fan is definitely a better role however still a crazy woman's story I don't know why there is a movie about it.
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