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Love is Not Blind chinese movie review
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Love is Not Blind
7 people found this review helpful
by dramafreak007
Aug 4, 2013
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Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
I watched this movie after I saw Sophie's Revenge and thought that this will also be a good movie. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. I feel bad because the other reviews are higher, but honesty is the best policy. Story 6/10- The movie starts of okay, remain moderate, but leaves you with a question and feeling unsatisfied. Character 5/10- The characters are plain which would give them a plus for realism if they had more substance. Acting 6.5/10- The acting is nothing spectacular. The best character delivery was the female lead and her boss. Music 5/10- The music actually wasn't bad it just was't memorable either. Rewatch Value 7/10- Despite what my ratings suggest this wasn't a bad movie it just wasn't that good either. I rewatched movies that make you want to scream from anger. I can see myself watching this again. This movie is not your Cinderella story, but more like your Cinderella ever after if she lost prince charming to her best friend. One thing I liked about this movie is it focused on the post break up, a period we all experienced whether we were dumped or the dumper. Particularly we got the story in the view of the dumped via cheating which is always cruel. What probably made it worst was how long the two were together. Post break up movies are rare. They force reality down the throats of fairy tales believers(optimistic and proud), but this one lacked delivery. It had great potential in the beginning, but the pace it solves her problems is too fast considering the amount of time and love they shared. Furthermore, it never really explained his side. Sure he is a bastard for cheating, however that is still only one side of the break up. A problem involving two is caused by two. I feel like they never address her shortcomings nor fully address how she overcomes the whole break up. The movie ends at an ending that is bittersweet and a question dangling from your brain. The characters are equally bland. I liked the female lead. XiaoXian was the type of girl who expressed her anger to close friends and she was very spunky. The only thing I didn't like her about her was how she barely had friends which is explained by her as focusing too much on her ex. We're only human and she is the type of character that perfectly explains that. Meanwhile her sidekick Xiaojian was tolerable. He was actually a decent character and a funny rival, but their relationship is never fully explained. Poor character development. You can't really tell how he cares for her. At the end it is never resolved in my opinion leaving them dangling from friend to lover. Her ex was... I don't know. The ex was introduced as the cheater, but he never seemed like a bad guy and the flashbacks shed a little light on his personality, but it was the pre break up. I wished it was at least explained clearer why he cheated. This movie didn't capture me as I thought it would. I watched it with high hopes from recommendations and good reviews and ended being disappointed. At the end at least for me this movie is not really memorable. I would recommend this to people who want to see post break up movies. Maybe you will like it. I just don't.
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