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A beautiful idea, a beautiful start, and a catastrophic collapse into incomprehensible motivations
This film was beautifully conceived, and started well. The characters are deft, subtle, and well-played by the excellent cast.
Leading into the last act, though, the characters start behaving erratically, with no discernible motivation. Sadly, the movie overall fails to recover, and it ends up being a frustrating experience. A great deal of potential, squandered in an apparent attempt to generate conflict, which in the end feels unbelievable.
Worth a watch, if you like any of the actors in particular, as their performances are still quite good, even from newcomer Zhu Lin as the delightfully naive-yet-savvy Mei Mei ("Little Sister").
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