July 12, 2014

FILM: The Break-up Guru (分手大师)

New Chinese movies I want to see in 2014:
The Break-up Guru (分手大师)
   Why I want 2 C it: Comedy rarely travels well because humor is so culturally specific, but Break-up Guru looks just bizarre enough that it would have lots of WTF laughs. The kind of outrageous gags that made 'The Hangover' such a huge success. Now what the average Chinese person finds outrageous might be quite different.
   I'm interested to see it because I found Stephen Chow's 'King of Comedy' (targeted @ a Chinese audience) much funnier than his post-Shaolin Soccer attempts, when he was more aware of his international audience.

Trailers via: Enlight Pictures - Youtube
NOTE: Click the 'cc' button (between 'watch later' & 'settings') for English Subs
   A comedy romance of its own kind, the directorial debut of a China's top actor Deng Chao (邓超) "American Dreams in China", featuring female lead Yang Mi (杨幂) "Tiny Times", co-directed and written by Deng Chao's naughty friend Yu Baimei (original stage play writer).

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