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  • Summary: The story of a Chinese man who works in the city, far from the village where he was born. When his father dies he comes home for the funeral and spends three days with his mother, thinking back to the period in which his parents met and fell in love. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. A great love story and a deeply moving celebration of simple lives.
  2. The result is an enchanting story of love from an idealized past that endures in the mundane present.
  3. It's the rare film that trusts both its audience's intelligence and its emotions.
  4. It's a simple story, reminiscent of the Iranian film "The Wind Will Carry Us."
  5. Has a graceful simplicity that many will find hard to resist.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    The result is an interesting, if slightly unbalanced, hybrid: a social problem film with the warm heart of a deeply felt love story.
  7. 30
    By all current standards it's a startlingly ingenuous film.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Aug 13, 2010
    10
    Touching and simple, the story is something I got lost in and really enjoyed. If you can get into a simple emotional tale, this is a great experience. Expand

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