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Shi lian 33 tian (2011)

A white-collar worker goes through a bittersweet life after she broke up with her ex-boyfriend, and eventually gets her true love.


Hua-Tao Teng


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zhang Wen ... Wang Xiaojian
Baihe Bai ... Huang Xiaoxian
Jingfei Guo Jingfei Guo ... Lu Ran
Jia-yi Zhang ... Dalao Wang
David Yao-Qing Wang ... Wei Yiran
Zi-Xuan Zhang ... Li Ke
Junyan Jiao ... Feng Jiaqi
Yiyun Ye Yiyun Ye ... CiCi
Qi Liu Qi Liu ... Virtuous girl
Anqi Deng Anqi Deng ... Cantonese guy
Xuan Hu Xuan Hu ... Designer Xiao Ke
Cuifen Cao Cuifen Cao ... Zhang Yulan
Zongwan Wei Zongwan Wei ... Uncle Chen
Hai-Qing Hai-Qing ... Young Zhang Yulan
Fan Liao ... Young Uncle Chen


Shi lian 33 Tian can be translated as 33 days after break-up. It tells about Xiaoxian Huangshu, a white-collar worker, has gone through a bitterweet life after she broken up with his ex-boyfriend, and eventually got her true love. This low movie cost becomes a surprising boxoffice forerunner of low-cost movies of mainland China in 2013

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

8 November 2011 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

33 ngày that tình See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Sorry, but I found it vacuous
12 October 2017 | by stevergy2000See all my reviews

Since there is only one review of this film on IMDb, and it is a relatively shallow, positive one, I felt compelled to express my acute lack of sympathy with the writing, acting and overall commercialism of this attempt of the mainland Chinese film industry to prove they can do romantic comedies as well as Hollywood - or, more precisely, the same as Hollywood.

First of all, for someone to lose a boyfriend after seven years and to ostensibly recover in about 30 or 35 days is simply not plausible. In addition, she seems not really all that put out by the whole affair. She does fall asleep while working with a client, and she does yell at her boss, but other than these few feeling-sorry-for-myself lapses, she soldiers on with her job and cultivating new interests.

Yes, she gets drunk - but this scene was merely set up to allow her ex to put her down with a few of the only well crafted lines of dialogue in the movie.

The joke about 'hands-free' vs. 'mute' on a cell phone I've seen more than once before; the coming to care about a guy whom you suspected of batting for the other team has been done better elsewhere; the kindly indulgent advice from her understanding boss echoes so many Spencer Tracy -Elizabeth Taylor scenes; and finally, the pathos of losing your aunt and her story of her husband's infidelity seemed a patch job relatively unconnected to the rest of the film.

The main problem is the central character, a girl seemingly chosen primarily for her looks rather than her acting ability, and with the writing, which gave her persona no real depth of sympathy with which the audience could feel any sort of empathy.

3 out of 10.

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