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Breakup Buddies (2014)

Xin hua lu fang (original title)
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Recently cuckolded and reeling from a messy divorce, a hapless former singer hits the road and the bar with his all-too-helpful best bud.

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Hao Ning

Writers:

Runnian Dong (as Run Nian Dong), Xiaohang Sun | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Bo Huang ... Geng Hao
Zheng Xu ... Hao Yi
Quan Yuan ... Kang Xiaoyu
Dongyu Zhou ... Zhou Lijuan
Yu Xia ... Kang Xiaoyu's Ex-boyfriend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tao Guo ... Lawyer
Zhentao Jiang Zhentao Jiang ... Bridegroom
Junyan Jiao ... Xiao Bei
Jiayin Lei ... Gangster
Chen Li ... Boyfriend
Meihan Liu Meihan Liu ... Hunan hot girl
Yiwei Liu Yiwei Liu ... Dali Policeman
Su Ma ... Shasha
Hao Ning ... Yue Xiaojun
Teng Shen ... Bar's boss
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Recently cuckolded and reeling from a messy divorce, a hapless former singer hits the road and the bar with his all-too-helpful best bud.

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A nice romantic comedy for men. Not great, but really good.
2 December 2014 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

I didn't know exactly what to expect, but the trailer looked original and I wanted a change from all the usual films that I watch. I was pleasantly surprised. There is a brutal honesty in the script that really helps you connect with the main character. The twist at the end was also really nice, putting things together in an unexpected, but totally consistent way.

The story is about this guy who went through a recent divorce with a wife that he still loves and, convinced by his womanizing buddy, leaves on a road trip. But the comedy is not really in weird and fantastic adventures on the road, but on realistic and often hard breaking acting from the lead actor while normal things happen around him. I mean, you don't like him because he is charming, or sexy or even a nice guy. He is far from perfect, but he is a normal guy and the things that happen to him are so familiar because they happen to us as well. And the comedy is so much more bitter-sweet because it doesn't feel like a fantasy.

I also liked that it is an easy going movie on one level, but has real subtlety and depth at the next. The budget wasn't great, the acting not stellar, but the film was totally worth it.


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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

3 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Breakup Buddies See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$230,204, 5 October 2014

Gross USA:

$777,896

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$189,017,596
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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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