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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