Xiaoxian’s life is right on track. She has a steady job at an upscale wedding planning company, a cute apartment, and most importantly, a loving boyfriend of 7 years. Any day now, Xiaoxian is sure that he’ll pop the question. But everything comes crashing down when she discovers that he’s actually cheating on her— with her best friend. How could things go so wrong? Dumped and heartbroken, Xiaoxian is a total mess. It doesn’t help that she has to face perky brides every day. Things go from bad to worse until her sassy, but jaded, co-worker Jian intervenes. It’s not that Jian really cares. It’s more that he’s sick of witnessing her pathetic decline. Xiaoxian seriously needs to get a grip. 33 days into her breakup, Jian’s brand of tough love is working, but Xiaoxian still can’t help wondering: will she ever get a chance at love again?
Xiaoxian’s life is right on track. She has a steady job at an upscale wedding planning company, a cute apartment, and most importantly, a loving boyfriend of 7 years. Any day now, Xiaoxian is sure that he’ll pop the question. But everything comes crashing down when she discovers that he’s actually cheating on her— with her best friend. How could things go so wrong? Dumped and heartbroken, Xiaoxian is a total mess. It doesn’t help that she has to face perky brides every day. Things go from bad to worse until her sassy, but jaded, co-worker Jian intervenes. It’s not that Jian really cares. It’s more that he’s sick of witnessing her pathetic decline. Xiaoxian seriously needs to get a grip. 33 days into her breakup, Jian’s brand of tough love is working, but Xiaoxian still can’t help wondering: will she ever get a chance at love again? . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Rangan R (ca) wrote: A journey from from one rehab centre to another!There are some films from this director I liked, I consider them my favourites, but this is an average film. I always like his film story lines and characters, something better than what other filmmakers fails to do. This is another interesting theme and this time it was about the drug addiction. The story of a guy named Charlie, who just turned 18 and being released from a rehab camp for underage people. But his father who runs for the governor wants him to go for adult's rehab right away. He does not want to, but after no other option, he joins and meets a troubled girl Eva. A little romance blooms and followed by how it all ends bring a full stop to the narration.Looks a good theme, but the purpose was confusing. Of course, the drugs related issues, especially the film focused on the road of recovery from such addition. But it stayed more real than cinematic twists and turns. One way you will know how it all ends, but some of the characters were unpredictable. The end was good, concludes with a little message. Nick Robinson was really great. Initially I thought it was Jack O'Connell's film, mistook Nick Roinson as him from the poster. Lacks depth in narration, but really a nice film. At least you should watch it for Rob Reiner, if you're not convinced enough.6/10
Marc L (us) wrote: Depuis le succs massif de "Shaun of the dead", les comedies zombies ont le vent en poupe mais aucune ne parvient egaler la trs britannique reference du genre. Ce specimen neo-zelandais fait tout son possible pour paraitre Rock'n roll et decomplexe et offre pour ce faire un veritable concentre de heros debiles et immatures, de techniques de survie pour beauf et d'eclatage de zombie au club de golf. Du pur Grindhouse qui, sur le papier, semblait prometteur. Sauf que pour qu'une telle mixture soit drle et mme delectable, il faut s'appeler Quentin Tarantino ou Robert Rodriguez, pas Logan "Anonymous" McMillan...
Carlos V (mx) wrote: didnt even finish it
Ryan H (jp) wrote: David Gordon Green's first four films had such a unique style of paying attention to characters while also giving the audience the perspective on a story that would not have normally been shared. If this would have been made by anyone else, I'm sure Lila would have been cut out or created into a bigger role, they would have focused more on the relationship of Deel and the boys' mother, and when the boys escaped it would have been tense moments left and right. However, Green decides here to avoid cliches and give the audience something new. Undertow mixes fairytale elements with realism. It's a coming-of-age story mixed with thriller. Family drama mixed with road trip. Some also call it a southern gothic film. Whatever you want to say, Green provides you with enough here. Some filmmakers would be messy mixing so many genres, but Undertow is tightly scripted, shot, and acted. Only one scene aggravates me, and that's when Deel kills John. I didn't understand why Chris just stood there. He hears his dad fighting with his uncle and he's even trying to look in through the window for plenty of time, so why doesn't he rush in and stop them? There's a good connection between Chris and John. They might not understand each other all the time, but I don't think there was ever the feeling that Chris would be okay with him being killed. This seems like there's something I'm missing for the rest of the film being so spot on. This is Chris's film. It starts out with him spending time with Lila, then being chased away by her father and while running he steps on a board with a nail. It goes straight through his foot, but he continues running. It's comedic and painful to watch. From this scene we see Chris's stubborn attitude and something deep inside him that wants to cause trouble. When asked why he threw the rock through the window, the officer asks if he's angry about something and he says no. No reason, just likes to cause trouble. He also doesn't like that his father keeps him and his brother cooped up in the house. We discover that he and his brother were taken out of school when their mother died and they live in a house away from everyone else and don't talk to anyone but each other. That's why there's problems with Chris being interested in Lila. One day, John's brother, Deel, shows up. They haven't seen each other for quite some time and John offers him to stay. The music and the way the scenes play out lets us know there's something brewing under the surface. Deel is looking for the gold coins their father gave John. John tells the boys his father got the gold coins by giving a Mexican a nickel for crossing a river, then he found a gold coin in his pocket and kept crossing the river and each time got another gold coin. By the time he got 40 gold coins the Mexican disappeared. He must be the one who sends people across the river Styx and this is the gold they drop. It's cursed. This curse plays throughout the rest of the film. When the boys flee their home Chris refuses to spend the money. He steals to take care of Tim instead of paying for things with the gold. It's great to see the interactions with the people along the way. One is a couple who wanted children but their child died because it wouldn't breast feed. My favorite of them, though, is the last girl they meet and when she explains the wish in the bottle and if it reaches the ocean it will come true, but sometimes things weigh it down and it doesn't make it. So many scenes in here are beautiful while there's the undertone of something terrible chasing them. Chris tries to take care of his ill brother while they can't be seen by many people to avoid getting caught by Deel. I also loved the way Green opens it up to make the audience believe it's a true story, sort of like what the Coen brothers did with Fargo. Undertow mixes elements from the Grimm brothers and Mark Twain, while adding in a thriller element. It's pretty amazing and definitely worth more praise than it got.
Federico F (gb) wrote: The return of Stallone and his action genre recovering the actors required from him to create the typical beats old school