Film editor Jiang dreams of becoming a director, but those dreams turn into a nightmare when his assistant, Meng, splices an unlicensed song into the soundtrack of a soon-to-be premiered movie. Not that Jiang's personal life is more successful, his girlfriend, Luo, being on the verge of breaking off their relationship...Edit Translation
For me, when I finished it, I was like what the f___? It was a feeling of, wait, what did I just watch? It finished like that? True it had this comical sense and made it funny, but at the same time it was just like, DUDEEE REALLY? WHY? feel... I don't know if I'm spreading too much confusing hate onto this movie. It was interesting, but it really got me confused as to: 'Is this the plot? That's all? Just like that?' Like, they could have played with some parts more but focused on weird aspects, I don't even know. Finished it and felt like I watched nothing, like there was no plot laid out. Maybe some people out there get it, feel free to share, but for me I feel this has very less depth. I feel they bring in too many small characters and not play with them. Take dad character for an example, he could have been in way more or make a boler presence since he is important to the plot. Or something, ah well.
The first hour of the film sets up with confidence the two main characters: Jiang Yang (Chen), an arrogant film editor and an aspiring director, and his evil but dedicated trainer Meng Xiaoyan (Tang), who are just working on a drama corpulent romantic. (A clever headline sequence combines the credits of the movie within a movie with those of the actual movie.) After an apparent mistake by Meng Xiaoyan, the couple set off to Inner Mongolia to track down a reclusive composer and clean some urgently needed of musical rights. The film slides smoothly to be a strange road movie, complete with laid-back characters on the route and all over: it has been abandoned by its long-time girlfriend and she is clearly an admirer of it despite being yelled at regular intervals. Rarely has a movie been so suddenly removed from the rails in its final half hour as "I Love That Crazy Little Thing" the cut was as abrupt as a mule kick. On a technical level, the film is fine.