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Sausalito (2000)

Yi jian zhong qing (original title)
Ella is a divorced Chinese American taxi driver who spends her days ferrying people around the roads of Sausalito, San Francisco. After work, she spends time with her 8-year old son, Scott.... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Ellen
... Mike
Scott Leung ... Scott
Saisie M. Jang ... Mel G
... Wealthy Lady
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Virginia Chow
... Taxi driver
... Tony
... Bob
Suki Kwan ... Tina
Jeffrey Lei ... Taxi Driver (as King Kong)
... Mike's friend
... Robert
... Homeless Man (as Jed Low)
Andrew Schmidt ... Chinese speaking caucasian
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Ella is a divorced Chinese American taxi driver who spends her days ferrying people around the roads of Sausalito, San Francisco. After work, she spends time with her 8-year old son, Scott. Ella meets Mike at Sky House, an infamous pick-up joint. Awkward strangers at first, they nonetheless find passion and what they want in each other. For Mike, it was but a one night stand amongst many, but it has affected Ella a great deal. Irritated at first, Mike cannot help but eventually be touched by Ella's sincerity. For a while, they spend happy times together. But when Mike's company is threatened, his attempts to save it by having an affair with a lady chairman. Not only are his efforts in vain, they also cause Ella to leave him. A year has passed and Ella has gone back to her old job. Mike, successful again with his new company, realizes that Ella is his only love. But a more mature Ella is now able to see her infatuation for what it is. It finally takes a near disaster to bring two ... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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15 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Both main characters are portrayed well in this movie. We can see the mature, independent divorced woman in a Maggie cheung or Ellen and a selfish childish easy going guy in a Leon Lai or Mike. Both are portrayed perfectly. We might dislike a character like Mike in the story, but that is fact!

The only unbalanced thing is the setting for Ellen's house which considered too lux for a cab driver. Maybe there should be a line to cope with such situation, like the ex-husband is supporting them, and she work as a cab driver just as part timer, etc etc.

In a rough way, this film is excellent! All the dialogues, the house interiors, costumes, and fact of life is described very well.


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