Deng Chao plays Mei Yuangui, a professional 'Breakup Guru', who is hired by a client to end a relationship with Ye Xiaochun. But his penchant and skill at breaking up couples without complication and worry is put to the test when a battle of wits ensues with Xiaochun, risking his reputation and setting up the ultimate test of his services!
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It is a mess. The first half of this movie made me so confused that I had to convince myself to keep watching. I watched after reading the synopsis and I can honestly say that it didn't prepare me for what the movie was actually about. The only redeeming quality about this film are its main actors. Yang Mi was the reason why I didn't close the video and Deng Chao was the reason why I managed to finish. If you're going to see this movie then I suggest that you bring lots of patience. It'll be worth it.
The first 50 minutes or so of this movie were irritating for a couple of reasons. Number one...it was culturally offensive. This movie came out in 2014 so it gets no excuses; what they did would not be received well by an international audience at all. Number two...you really needed to be paying attention to understand what was going on. Like I said the beginning of this film is a mess. I don't mind putting effort into watching a movie and figuring out what's going on, but this was just messy. It was hard to figure out what was going on until the second half when the movie finally stopped trying so hard to be 'different' and 'funny'.
But I'm so glad that I stuck around. This just got so much better, and so much funnier. Deng Chao did a great job, he made me laugh and almost cry. I got used to this movie's world after a while. It was definetly shot in an interesting way, somewhat different from what other movies with similar plots have done. Most of the characters ( aka everyone but our breakup guru ) were really 1D and didn't offer much. I can't help but think that this movie could have done with a couple more minutes and added some character development. The ending was cliche, but it was the kind of ending this movie deserved.
It definetly isn't something I'd re-watch. Suffering through the beginning is definetly not worth it. I'd rather remember it for the gem (?) that it became and leave it at that. Would I recommend this...? Not to everyone.