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Finding Mr. Right is a decent, well-executed romantic comedy that
stands out among many China film productions. It's smart, occasionally
funny at times, and surprisingly touching, drawing numerous references
from the classic romantic comedy, 'Sleepless in Seattle', which
influences the film's climax.
It's charming and somewhat delightful to watch the lead female character, Jia Jia's personal transformation from a spoilt, obnoxious, stubborn, high maintenance, materialistic, hateful woman to a down-to-earth, caring and admirable grown mother. It's a strong character that requires good performance, which Tang Wei delivers with her charming presence.
Finding Mr. Right offers nothing new in the genre and it may certainly look common or feels like any romantic comedies out there by others, but the solid storytelling,convincing love chemistry between the two lead characters allow it to shine. It's a significant improvement, or possibly a breakthrough for the Chinese film industry.
I rate it 8 cause it is a lot better tan the rest of China movies.
I am glade to see that love is not only belong to the young pretty girls and handsome boys like the other Chinese movies.
The most touching part is it tells us anyone deserves to be loved and to love regardless age and status.
I wouldn't say Wu is the best choice in it. Wu seems have very few facial expressions in it. I watched him I'm The orphan of Zhao, his acting is very similar.
I like the movie been filmed. It really close to a real life. People who are not live in China long enough or understand life in China shall not be so critical to the movie.
This is a good movie with reality and romantics. The best part is the leading couple are so attracted to each other that it is so obvious that they are in love. Frank is such a nice, sweet hubby that every girl would want one. Well, younger would be better. Also, it is such a good representation for new immigrants when they are not well settle down yet. Frank was a famous surgeon in Beijing but jobless after immigrant to Seattle. During struggling to gain credits back as a doctor, his ex-wife decided to leave him. Everyone tease him as a loser except his daughter who is the main reason that he moves to States. Yet facing all the down point ahead, Frank still keeps his mode as much of nice, considerate, and positive. His eyes are full of love, looking at his ex-wife, his young girl friend, and his daughter. It is interesting to see Frank's personality gradually changed from Jiajia's point of view. He is a loser and lousy driver to her when they first meet. Later on, after knowing he used to be a famous cardiologist, she thinks he is coward and tends to help him in an aggressive way. Yet after she almost die from the delivery, she finds he is reliable. But Frank didn't change at all, except at the end he gained a little career success, starting his residency. It is actually Jiajia's personality had been changed. I love the final reunion at the Empire State Building although it seems too much coincidence. Has to admit that the leading couple's performance are quite conservative which is Chinese tradition. Frank can see love in her eyes, yet she is not sure if he is still available. When he finally hold her hands, she is the happy Annie who she does always want to be as in the move, Sleepless in Seatle.
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The movie is supposed to be a Chinese "chick-flick" according to some
interviews given by the producers. And it absolutely served its
purpose, for that sake I say "congratulations, well done".
In a Hollywood romance movie, we knew in the very beginning who and whom are going to end up together however during the course some misunderstanding or fight is bound to take place (but really, admit it, you kind of want and enjoy such a pattern - otherwise why would you pick the genre unless your significant other forced you into it?). This one isn't from Hollywood but it's no exception. So why do I say it's a good piece? 1, Polished scripts. The story is well founded and well developed. Pregnant women coming to the US to give birth is widely known and a shadow industry has boomed in some cities in the west coast. Middle classes immigrating to the US only to find themselves lost and without a decent job is another popular topic. Blending these together, the director/writer has the main characters present you how these people fare in their new lives (and develop love to serve the movie's purpose). When the film carries on the two leading roles, each representing their own type, cross paths and sort of help each other out in their own ways over a series of interesting episodes and amusing confrontations. These episodes are carefully set up therefore do feel authentic, they really can happen in the American life. And from time to time the movie throws in some witty twists and surprises (such as Julie's little revenge with NYPD, and the sympathetic female cop, etc.), which build up laughs very well. The progression is well paced and the settings are down to details.
2, Satisfactory performances. Tang Wei is famous for her heroine role in Ang Lee's "Lust, Caution", during which she delivered all the tension, pains, and struggles. Now she takes on comedy again (she once lead in another comedy "Crossing Hennessy", which fared poorly but not her fault). I was not impressed with the beginning scenes in the airport - the dancing gimmicks were not necessary - however with the movie goes on she got much better, especially after the character started to befriend others and show her sweetness. She eventually gave a sound execution of the change required for the role. The leading actor, Wu Xiubo, can be a little too reserved with his role, a henpecked good-husband, but the performance is overall decent. All supporting roles are consistent and some of them can even steal the show for a moment.
The movie was an instant commercial success and I think it well deserves it. For me it's a solid 7/10. Although it's not my favorite genre, I hope the Chinese movie industry can brew up more of these quality pieces for its own good. It really isn't that hard as long as you put in efforts right?
excited to write the first ever movie review on IMDb--since finally the ban of the website has been lifted. this movie shouldn't have been the one i start with because it isn't good. i planned to watch Django unchained with my bf while found out it was banned in China. so we watched that instead because he told me it was good. so i dumped him afterward for bad movie choice. first of all, it is very popular in China for some reasons. there ain't many good foreign movies that are allowed to show in cinemas in China thus people's aesthetic view for movie still remain on the basic level. most Chinese movies achieve its popularity by mass promotion and featuring famous/attractive actors/actresses. this is one of these kind of movies. the story line is a bit flat. it tells a story of a pretty gold digger who was a mistress of a rich businessman from BJ met someone in Seatle and found true love. she realised true love and happiness wasn't about money. i find either the script writing or how the theme was presented is very boring. there are a few plots are not smoothly presented at all. Tang Wei is very pretty, but her acting is awful. i don't see there was a spark or chemistry between two leading roles. but in reality, in China, i never see much spark between most couples which is sad. i don't see the passion in their eyes!!! the only bit i would praise about this film is that in an era of deteriorating morality of a society, being a mistress and gold digger is not uncommon, and it is not something to be ashamed of, a movie like this does remind Chinese people the true meaning of love and happiness. it based in reality ground and it presents positive meaning. Chinese film industry has a long way to go. I'm not going to watch another Chinese film any time soon.
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Romances the most crucial point is the casting, the heroine of the audience like it or not, a man will not make fantasy female audience, it is vital that other scenes, shapes, lines, are role. Tang Wei and Wu Xiubo such a combination is seductive, and the new idea of audience interest and recognition, called this film the most crucial. Movie characters grow around Tang Wei gradually transformed from a worships money and girls know what is most needed. Overall, her spiritual growth in this story is completed, a reality more closely tied to the theme, and be able to speak to understand the audience agree to do this, in terms of really made films can be considered victory. Tang Wei and Wu Xiubo pursuing a classic emotional journey in the film began to look at each other not pleasing to the eye, after understanding gradually seduces route. Xiubo acting bring to live a little too far Tang Wei, increase the credibility of this relationship. Empire State Building reunion of the classic plot had earned in the "Sleepless in Seattle" tears of the female audience, "encounter Seattle" copy of the trip, although a little too clever, but to convince the audience does not care about so more details, look forward to usher in a happy ending. So, the domestic romantic drama at the present stage, the most important thing is to choose the right actor and Exotic plot. As for the higher stage to encourage female audience to find themselves, and so the theme is temporarily not able to complete the task at this stage.
Ye, it isn't perfect or classic, but it will be a milestone on the
development of China film production. All elements that should appear
in a romantic movie are included in this film, and they are not just
rote, but experienced and nature.
So, what about our standard of reviews? Maybe shouldn't absolutely, but relatively? Another question, are we sure about our absolute standard that is corrective all the time, from 1900 to 2100? If can't be all the time, what about all the world?
In my opinion, as to China romantic film now days,this movie has a important meaning， and it deserve better rate.
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