The story is about 3 young men going after their dream in the movie business in China for a big investment. It reveals the difficulty and despair to get an opportunity there. In the ...
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The story is about 3 young men going after their dream in the movie business in China for a big investment. It reveals the difficulty and despair to get an opportunity there. In the meantime, to get relax from the work of script writing, one of them met a girl through mobile app and start a complicate relationship with her. Written by
At first I suspected whether or not this was a serious movie. It was different and somewhat ludicrous. Maybe it was just for comedy but no. It is not. It is more than a comedy. It gives chills at the moments of realization.
Acting at the beginning seemed somewhat ridiculous but later I appreciated it. It is suitable for the style of the move even though time to time I saw bad acting too.
The movie is quite striking when you realize it represent something bigger than itself. We see one of the world's most densely populated cities: Beijing. In Beijing we focus on 'three dreamers' among millions of other dreamers. They come close to realize their dreams and at the end they were promised money and fame. They thought everything was going to be better. They work hard and they hoped for the better. Artistic features were not these three dreamers priority over money from the beginning but even their flexibility on their artistic values if there is any- would be tested. Obviously they were doing all these for money. While the promised money amount is increased the restraints and requirements also increased. As a last nail, while the promised money was at its peak, they were required to revise the script again and to afford the requirements they were to make ridiculous changes on the script. At this point even the writer was had revolting feelings. But still they had no principles when it comes to money. They accepted to do the revisions even though it was ridiculous and humiliating. While they were working hard on the script the protagonist learns he and his actor friend was out of the project. This reminds us, in the world that we live in people and their dreams are insignificant. Their hopes and their hard work are also insignificant. These three dreamers were ultimately just tools for making or bringing money. But now two of them were out. They were one of the millions of people who had dreams. Now they are in this crowd again.
The sceneries chosen the big scary buildings, the Beijing traffic- give the idea of crowded city even though our focus on just three tiny people.
While the movie contains this kind of serious matters it always mock itself by suddenly moving into unlikely things which brings a smile on your face. One second the protagonist very romantically confesses to the girl under the disguise of reading the script- and then after the actor turns into a werewolf. That's why I can say that movie successfully over comes the challenge of containing some serious matters and also in overall being fun.
After the friend of the scriptwriter, the actor one, finds money for them to freely write and play. The atmosphere suddenly changes. The whole movie becomes happier. We see sunny weathers, light colors and a lot of happy smiles.
In this vast city and among this mass people the protagonist has very few who are dear to him. But at the end no one is around him. Some are willingly leave the writer some cannot help the situation and have to leave. Maybe just one dog still stays with him.
In summary, 'Love on the Cloud' is a unique movie that storms up your feelings. The movie has so many sweet nuances, watch it and see it for yourself!
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