Xu plays the titular Du Lala, a woman in her late twenties who finally manages to land a job as a lowly secretary in the sales department of a prestigious international firm. Hard working, dedicated, and overflowing with ideas and energy, she quickly catches the eye of her superiors, in particular that of sales director Huang Wei (Taiwanese popstar Stanley Huang). Unfortunately, there are still a number of obstacles in her way, both on the job and off. Edit Translation
- Bahasa Indonesia
Cast & Credits
This movie has a lot of pros, including the professionalism seen here, people actually dedicating their life and time to work. The relationship also proceed in a natural and realistic manner. I also loved the way they use the heroine's wardrobe, specially her shoes, to symbolize where Lala is in her career. She starts with plain semi-classic/casual clothes, and flat ballerina shoes, and with heels growing at every promotion. I do wonder sometimes, the things we see them wear at work wouldn't be permissible where I live, so is it alright in china, or is it just for the sake of appearing all glowy in the movie? In any case it was used to great effects.
I just felt that the movie was missing something, as if I was just watching people going on with their lives without really being invested or caring. It felt cold.
There is one thing that I felt removed the realism of the movie, which is that "company rule" that is obviously meant to be broken. It's just weird that they actually took it so seriously.
I have no complaint about the acting, all did a decent job.
The music didn't draw my attention in any way.
Overall decent movie, with intelligent characters, facing our everyday difficulties of life. Although I doubt it is that easy to quadruple your salary within a couple of years...
Pros: Acting, really good use of English, cast chemistry, great premise, and no evil character to hate!
Cons: Character development, the plot does lots of fast forwarding, and plenty of holes needed to be filled, some supporting actors are meh
I have been meaning to watch this movie because I was watching the drama and its 30 episodes long so I needed to find out where this ship was going. I like the idea of a woman getting to prioritize her career and love life in the order that is important to her and not sacrifice either.
This movie attempts to show the conflict between Du Lala’s rising career and her budding romance and they do a fairly decent job. However, everything and I mean everything is rushed; plot advancement, character development, and story line are sped up using flash forwards and flash backs :( .
I would recommend this movie for people who like strong female leads and storybook romances, but I think the drama explores how the two main leads come together more thoroughly. Lastly although the story is supposed to be about Du Lala I found myself drawn to the other characters and wanted more of them.
If you plan to watch this watch the first 25 minutes and the last 10 before you commit to these 2 hours.