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  • Movie: A Beautiful Life
  • Country: China
  • Release Date: May 20, 2011
  • Duration: 2 hr. 4 min.
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 375 users)
  • Ranked: #1166
  • Popularity: #2910
  • Watchers: 842

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A Beautiful Life
7.9
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Ratings: 7.9/10 from 375 users
# of Watchers: 842
Reviews: 3 users
Ranked #1166
Popularity #2910
Watchers 375

A Beautiful life tells the story of Li Peiru, a greedy and shallow woman who is transformed by love. Peiru moves to from Beijing to Hong Kong to make a living where she meets Fang Zhengdong, a local policeman, by chance at a karaoke bar. Zhengdong takes care of his younger brother, wonderful artist who has a hard time communicating. Li Peiru eventually takes advantage of Fang Zhengdong's kindness, running off with a large sum of his money. She only realizes what he truly means to her when he is nowhere to be found because he moved away after finding out about his deteriorating health.

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  • Country: China
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: May 20, 2011
  • Duration: 2 hr. 4 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 375 users)
  • Ranked: #1166
  • Popularity: #2910
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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pangeramorrow
16 people found this review helpful
Mar 10, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
This movie gave me butterflies in my stomach, which is kind of rare in romantic dramas and movies nowadays.

While the story is more of a "slow burn" in romance, the chemistry between the actors is STRONG and gives the film its intensity. The Holly Golightly-type heroine is slightly more vulnerable than you’d expect, which makes her more likable as you watch the film than maybe you would on paper. Definitely watch for Liu Ye’s discreet facial expressions of a reserved man who has fallen head-over-heels in love and desperately trying to hide it.

This film seems like two movies in one, but they both seem like such great stories, that you don't feel too much disconnect once the first set of plot points are completely abandoned. Very rewatchable.

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ParanoidAndroid
6 people found this review helpful
Feb 13, 2014
Completed 0
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
I loved this movie a lot more than I thought I would. Just when I thought it was a certain kind of movie it kicked me in my heart.(not in a bad way) I admit to crying like twice because I was so moved and it was such a good movie. Maybe it's rating is more of an 8 overall but I don't make crying during movies a habit so I had to give it a 9 just for being able to make me feel all these feelings. I felt very close to the main characters as well as the younger brother.
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