The film follows Xu Lai, a former artist whose dreams were dashed when the responsibilities of life set in. With his life now revolving around his wife Cai Bo who is obsessed with having ... See full summary »
Lala starts a new career in a new position after company restructures. She encounters a handsome and successful client, Chen Feng, who proposed to Lala, and broke up with Wang Wei. Lala is in a dilemma between love and career.
A group of close friends who attend a private school all have a debilitating crush on the sunny star pupil, Shen Jiayi. The only member of the group who claims not to is Ke Jingteng, but he ends up loving her as well.
The whole city is burning up during the hottest summer on record. Tempers flare, irrational feelings erupt and the impossible becomes possible. And in every corner of the city, love explodes like fireworks.
I'm not a scholar of Chinese culture, but even so I can't imagine this is accurate. Fast camera cuts, bright colors and copious amounts of product placement make it feel like an American TV show. If I didn't know better, I would assume that everyone working in a corporate office in China drank Lipton tea while talking on a Nokia phone and emailing on their Lenovo.
The storyline was the basic secretary falls in love with her boss despite the corporate culture. I can't place any particular movie, but it feels like any number of US movies from the 80's and early 90's, except everyone has better hair and designer clothes.
Character development lacked, well, developing. I didn't really feel like I got to know any of the supporting characters. Because of this, when something happened with a supporting character you are left feeling confused as to why you care and what this has to do with the main story. Plot developments come out of no-where in several occasions; you learn something happened when someone reacted to it at a later date, rather than when it happened. This gives the movie a disjointed feel.
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