Such a pleasant surprise. At times Sewing Machine feels like the clone copy of so many other Chinese comedies over the years, funny in a slapstick kind of way, but fails to transmit anything significant and grows tiring fast, but as the story builds and characters build up you realize it is a film that is simply full of heart. The concept of dream is often a lucid concept that tends to be thrown around in Chinese entertainment, but not here, the tribute the film pays to rock and roll feels real and sincere. Alot of the actors from the film are ones we are familiar with, but under the guidance of Da Peng he is able to piece each of their strengths together to stitch into the Chinese comedy landscape. The film does take time to warm up, but towards the end I have to admit this is one of the better executed comedy I have seen, and Da Peng may be the difference maker in the film industry.