Irresistible Love - Secret of the valet

Irresistible Love - Secret of the valet (2016)

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A young Shu Nian is a lonely kid who is living in an orphanage, where he hopes to find a good family that loves him. This is when Xie Yan, the son of a real estate magnate, adopts him. The latter is two years older than Shu Nian. Twenty years later, Xie Yan returns home from London after spending six years abroad and is reunited with Shu Nian. Shu Nian bumps into read moreKe Luo, who is also adopted from an orphanage and is a 20% shareholder of Ke's Holdings. Both Shu Nian and Ke Luo become close; Shu Nian treats Ke Luo as his little brother. On the other hand, Jiang Yao, a ruthless and crafty girlfriend of Xie Yan starts to plot her revenge against Shu Nian after Xie Yan dumps her, as Jiang Yao found out a secret that involves a box full of photos of Xie Yan. Xie Yan is homophobic and doesn't know that Shu Nian is gay, and to make matters worse, Shu Nian falls for Xie Yan, and Xie Yan manages to find out and asks him to leave. Soon after Xie Yan realizes that Shu Nian is the only one who can help to cool off his hot temperedness and gradually has a different feeling about him.

  • Native title:

    不可抗力
  • Also Known as:

    Uncontrolled love; Force Majeure

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Ambrosia-Tiffany
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Sep 15, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 4.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Although it was too short to develop any deep affection toward the actors, I still enjoyed the plot and characters. Xie Yan is a bit selfish when it concerns Shu Nian, it's a wonder how he was clueless to why he was so possessive. My only complaint is the length, as I haven't read up to inquire if it's based on written work yet. Overall, I recommend watching it.
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Exeo
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Oct 4, 2016
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Plot
After 6 years spent in England, Xie Yan (XY) returns back home. He immediately comes to find Shu Nian (SN), who resumes his role of a servant. In a sense, the two revive their childhood days after a long separation. However, SN does not seem happy about XY’s return.
What turn will their relationship take next?

Overall, the story was not exaggerated, but somehow emotions are conveyed very well – sense read more of injustice, annoyance, care, worry… One can feel them all very strongly during the movie.


Characters
- Xiao Nian - unlucky orphan with a great heart. Very good at hiding his feelings, after years of service he became very proficient at obeying orders, quietly accepting his fate.
- Xie Yan – selfish, dominant, possessive, but deep down also caring.
- Jiang Yao – not shown in great detail in the movie, but seems to fail to understand love.

Great actors, very natural acting.


Music – fitting, but not very noticeable or particularly good.


Other comments
- XY was too dominant, which makes the relationship become abusive, especially at the beginning. However, one might argue that by showing this characteristic so clearly, the movie emphasises that this is a problem.
- The development of their relationship could be shown in more detail and in greater depth.
- Also, the movie contains a really interesting theme of an orphan, who basically becomes a servant to the heir of his adoptive family. The aspect of SN’s loyalty and servitude is clearly shown, but maybe this could be expanded upon further.
- Some moments were a little difficult to understand, but that might be due to the quality of subtitles.

Generally, a really interesting and good movie.
Would especially recommend it to those who:
- like BL movies
- are not typical BL audience, but are looking for a romance movie with an interesting plot
- are interested in stories of orphans
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Story of 2 brothers, the other one was adopted to keep company of the real son. As they grow up, the adopted one fell in love with his brother while the latter has homophobic tendencies. Somewhere along the way, things changed!
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    chaki Oct 2, 2016 - edited
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      shiruel Nov 1, 2016

      First: you are writing about another movie, which has its own page; second: this is a spoiler, and you are supposed to hide it.

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    Mimo Sep 23, 2016 - edited

    it was so short but so good...loved it.

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      Pinoy_Oppa 5 days ago

      There is a part 2 and it was so good.

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      Mimo 4 days ago

      i know. i watched the 2nd movie and the uncut ver too. i love it so much

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    Miyuki_ssi Jul 30, 2016

    It was do good~~~ I can't wait for part 2♡

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    Ineta Jul 27, 2016 - edited

    Started the movie with big expectations, but.. I just stopped watching when I was in the middle of the movie. Shu Nian looked uncomfortable in every single situation and honestly, they were just pushing it too much, Xie Yan was too dominant, and in the end I couldn't take how abusive their relationship seemed to be.

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      Pinoy_Oppa 5 days ago

      you must watch part 2 for you to understand the characters better

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    Sophie Zhang Jul 23, 2016 - edited

    Do you guys know when in august it comes out?

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    Jhe_SG Jul 12, 2016 - edited
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      chaki Jul 17, 2016

      hmmmmmmm no kissing scene ... right... kind a hoping it too... lets hope for a second part..

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      Jhe_SG Jul 17, 2016

      yupp.. this comin august.. can't wait.. :)

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      Pinoy_Oppa 5 days ago

      there is at the second part.

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      Jhe_SG 4 days ago

      yeah... saw that already. for the happy ending version.. good thing :)

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    Tee Jul 10, 2016 - edited

    Just watched it.
    Soooo.....the two characters on the top in the poster....should we expect more from them; especially the woman? They were only in 1-3 scenes apiece.

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      Euns Jul 10, 2016

      yes ;_; I suppose your thought is right.
      It looks like several things will happen
      in the second part... let's hope for the best ^-^

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    hmfacial Jul 9, 2016

    Just re-watched it on YouTube and it ends with To be continued...

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    sound Jul 2, 2016

    i liked it alot

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    Ineta Jul 1, 2016 - edited

    Is there another link for this with english subtitles? The youtube link -- the video's been taken down.

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    notovernuest Jun 29, 2016 - edited

    It's going to be such a long wait till part 2...

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      Sterl-z Jul 4, 2016

      Thank goodness there will be a part two! When It ended I was soo confused!

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    Tara Jun 29, 2016 - edited

    Does anyone know when the second part will be released?

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    evilblea Jun 28, 2016
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    LunaMoon Jun 13, 2016

    Woah you are right, I also have this feeling as I would watch Kuroshitusji!! ö.ö xDDD It's gonna be a real good film I am feeling it ^-^

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    Enxziel May 25, 2016 - edited

    I am saying it this..been watching the trailer for the umpteenth time. It is like the vibe watching Kuroshitsuji blend with Pandora Hearts. Melts your inner BL.

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  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Jun 28, 2016
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 15 min.

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