- Overall 8.0
- Story 8.0
- Acting/Cast 9.0
- Music 7.0
- Rewatch Value 6.0
===A nice, easy watch, but nothing too ambitious===
Broadly speaking, the topic of the movie is the relationship status of the main character and what it might mean to be a suitable husband candidate in modern China.
The plot starts off relatively slowly. After the initial scene, almost half of the movie is devoted to sister's assessment of the protagonist's long-time boyfriend. Some of these scenes drag a little bit, but read more then on the other hand there are some funny and enjoyable moments as well. Later on the pace picks up and a lot of significant events happen within a relatively short time frame.
In my opinion it would be better if the pace of the movie was a little bit more consistent throughout, but overall it was acceptable. The story is a little cliche, but still nicely done.
The movie was an interesting watch as it allowed one to understand stereotypical Chinese marriage requirements (a good job as well as owning a house and a nice car are expected from the prospective groom). Furthermore, it shows the protagonist being faced with the 'money or love' dilemma - and how relatives express their care by interfering with the choice of life partners.
The acting was good and the actors appearance matched well their character types. There were very good interactions between the main leads.
Soundtrack was not very noticeable, but neither was it disturbing. Overall ok.
Overall, a nice film to watch with a good mixture of (somewhat cliche) drama, romance and comedy. Do not be discouraged by the slow start...