Two young lovers, Yun Keng and Ching Shuang belong to opposing clans. Their relationship is a secret for a time. Once Master Diao, head of the Great Banner Clan, learns of this treachery he must execute his son by way of quartering. Ti Zhong Tang as well as Yun's hot headed brother, Yun Zheng try and coax the old man out of having his son put to death but to no avail. Just before the act is carried out, Ti knocks Yun Keng unconscious and he is willingly replaced by one of his brothers who is quickly killed. Master Diao and Ti swear to reveal the truth to no one. Ti vows to locate the whereabouts of the beautiful Ching Shuang so the two can be reunited in the hopes that their love will one day rebuild the Great Banner Clan.
Writer:Peng-Yi Chang, Titus Ho, Lung Ku (novel), On Szeto
Two young lovers, Yun Keng and Ching Shuang belong to opposing clans. Their relationship is a secret for a time. Once Master Diao, head of the Great Banner Clan, learns of this treachery he must execute his son by way of quartering. Ti Zhong Tang as well as Yun's hot headed brother, Yun Zheng try and coax the old man out of having his son put to death but to no avail. Just before the act is carried out, Ti knocks Yun Keng unconscious and he is willingly replaced by one of his brothers who is quickly killed. Master Diao and Ti swear to reveal the truth to no one. Ti vows to locate the whereabouts of the beautiful Ching Shuang so the two can be reunited in the hopes that their love will one day rebuild the Great Banner Clan. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Rangan R (kr) wrote: When the family needs you the most...I'm not saying this is the best film of the year, because there are plenty of better films than this, but in some way this film wins our heart. First of all I did not know John Krasinski directs films. In fact, this is his second feature film, the only one I have seen and I loved it. The main reason to I enjoy it was, it is sentimental. Not just some foolish melodrama, but an uplifting film filled with lots of fun.The cast was at its best. I liked everyone and their unique display. At some point it feels like a realistic drama, but those comedies make us realise that it's only a film. Margo Martindale was really awesome. I have never seen her in such a wonderful role. Most importantly in an important role like this one. If I remember this film in the future, that's only for her. The only negative about the film was the twist. It was like they aimed for it to bring change in pace and atmosphere, when the situation in the story was not in its favour. Even though I did not care it, and thoroughly enjoyed it.This is the story of the Hollar family who reunite when they needed for each other. When John comes to know his mother got ill, he immediately flies back home. His brother is already there and the father is financially struggling. With many struggles, they all prepare for the medical procedure. In the meantime, there are some outside adventures. Like meeting their old friends, places, ex-wife et cetera. The remaining of the film is to reveal how it all goes and where they will stand.The target audience is mainly the families. If you like a tearjerker, you would enjoy watching it as well. So in my opinion, this film is under-rated and under-noticed. Mainly because of the cast is not so popular and so the lack of promotion. Even the film poster is not that impressive. Kind of looks like a B movie and of course it is, but an awesome B movie. Worth a watch for many reasons and you will know it when you give it a try. So, recommended.8/10
Jason V (ag) wrote: Piece of freaking crap.
Catherine V (mx) wrote: Fanatastic Movie! Bring an amazing understanding of how the Bible and Science agree with each other on these difficult to overlook topics. A definite MUST SEE! FOR ANYONE!
Adam B (jp) wrote: Maybe the strangest movie I've ever seen, but its fun and the soundtrack is amazing
Mahdi M (au) wrote: It deserves more than 5 stars
Samantha S (it) wrote: Interesting movie - she was a nicer person when she was in the "cult" than after she got out of it. Worth watching, but not more than once.
Sofia W (ca) wrote: another teen horror film. rubbish in some ways but good in others.
quynh d (kr) wrote: old-school but never be out-dated!
Jawaher A (ag) wrote: i love Sophia Loren & i love her style in this film.
David C (ca) wrote: I was kind of diassapointed that Susan Hayward didn't play it with a little more spunk, because I kept imagining Charles Busch doing the role but the film gets better once Jane Froman has her near fatal accident and sassy Thelma Ritter jumps into the picture. David Wayne is pretty awful in this- maybe it's the bad writing. He's the father figure husband who basically nagged Jane Froman into marrying him. He then gets resentful when she becomes a big star. The lip synching is reminiscent of Joan Crawford in Torch Song and there about a million songs that are arranged for popular tastes of the day. Super schmaltzy and not in a good way. Still it has its moments.
Josh T (mx) wrote: This is one of my hesitant favorites. It's hard for me to say I like this film, because it did jerk a few tears. Tears of joy. For this was one of the great classics. Bette Davis played a stuck-up prep (what people would call her today) who had no care for breaking anyone's heart as long as she had attention. Then there's Claude Rains, who played Mr. Skeffington. He also gave his performance of pretty much the only man who didn't worship Bette Davis's character. All the other men would give their life to have her, but Mr. Skeffington was different. And this scenario makes the movie great. This film represents Romance, Envy, Horror, Sadness, Drama, and comedy. Just watch the film for words few words can't describe how amazing and wonderful this film is. This is my favorite film from Bette Davis and YOU should watch this. Enjoy, because you will.
Randy P (it) wrote: You really feel sorry for the main character, maybe this is the only effective feeling you will get, other than the fact you feel like you want to punch every other character in the face.But for a quiet role Kristen Wiig has let herself get involved in, I don't even see what else this movie has to offer. It makes you depressed and never has it's upbeat moments.
Dean H (es) wrote: One Hell of a tense finale.
Logan M (nl) wrote: While it is enjoyable, it doesn't appear to even try to be funny.