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Finding Mr. Right (2013) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) Blu-ray Region A

Tang Wei (Actor) | Wu Xiu Bo (Actor) | Elaine Jin (Actor) | Graeme Duffy (Actor)
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Finding Mr. Right (2013) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
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A gold digger discovers that true love is priceless in Finding Mr. Right, the blockbuster romantic comedy by Ocean Heaven director Xue Xiaolu. Tang Wei (Lust, Caution) turns up the charm as a businessman's pregnant mistress who flies to Seattle to give birth. Wu Xiubo (The Four) complete the other half of the unlikely pairing, playing a kind former doctor who unwittingly becomes the pregnant woman's guardian. Despite their difference in age, Tang and Wu share plenty of screen chemistry as the foes-turned-lovers in this charming, heartwarming romance. Xue's timely topic about atypical modern relationships and the exotic North American locales also added to the appeal of Finding Mr. Right, making it one of the biggest Chinese films of 2013.

The mistress of a rich businessman, Jia Jia (Tang Wei) has arrived in Seattle to give birth in an illegal maternity center. After narrowly missing a police raid on her intended destination, maternity center driver Frank (Wu Xiubo) takes her to another center operated by Mrs. Huang (Elaine Jin). Materialistic and picky, Jia Jia initially puts Mrs. Huang and her fellow residents off with her demanding attitude. With Frank's help, Jia Jia slowly puts down her arrogance and learns that money isn't the answer to true happiness. As her baby's due date approaches, Jia Jia will have to choose between her comfortable luxury life with her businessman boyfriend in Beijing and a common, down-to-earth existence in a strange land with a decent man who loves her.

This edition includes making of, trailers and a stills gallery.

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Product Title: Finding Mr. Right (2013) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version) 北京遇上西雅圖 (2013) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 北京遇上西雅图 (2013) (Blu-ray) (香港版) 北京遇上西雅圖 (2013) (Blu-ray) (香港版) Finding Mr. Right (2013) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)
Also known as: Anchoring in Seattle Anchoring in Seattle Anchoring in Seattle Anchoring in Seattle Anchoring in Seattle
Artist Name(s): Tang Wei (Actor) | Wu Xiu Bo (Actor) | Elaine Jin (Actor) | Graeme Duffy (Actor) | Mai Hong Mei (Actor) | Liu Yi Wei (Actor) 湯唯 (Actor) | 吳秀波 (Actor) | 金燕玲 (Actor) | Graeme Duffy (Actor) | 買紅妹 (Actor) | 劉儀偉 (Actor) 汤唯 (Actor) | 吴秀波 (Actor) | 金燕玲 (Actor) | Graeme Duffy (Actor) | 买红妹 (Actor) | 刘仪伟 (Actor) 湯唯 (タン・ウェイ) (Actor) | 吳秀波(ウー・シウボー) (Actor) | 金燕玲(イレイン・カム) (Actor) | Graeme Duffy (Actor) | Mai Hong Mei (Actor) | Liu Yi Wei (Actor) 탕웨이 (Actor) | Wu Xiu Bo (Actor) | Elaine Jin (Actor) | Graeme Duffy (Actor) | Mai Hong Mei (Actor) | Liu Yi Wei (Actor)
Director: Xue Xiao Lu 薛曉路 薛晓路 薛曉路 (シュエ・シャオルー) Xue Xiao Lu
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2013-06-19
Language: Cantonese, Original Soundtrack
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: China
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Video Codecs: AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10)
Duration: 122 (mins)
Publisher: Edko Films Ltd. (HK)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1033510779

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* Special Features:
1. Theatrical Trailer
2. Photo Gallery
3. Making of

Director: Xue Xiao Lu

City girl Jia-Jia is traveling to Seattle to give birth to the son who’s going to help her win over her rich, married boyfriend. Armed with his unlimited credit card and the singular goal of bringing a little U.S. citizen back to Beijing, Jia-jia knows how to play this game of modern love.

But when Jia-jia arrives in Seattle, the city which inspired her favorite movie Sleepless in Seattle, nothing goes right: She’s struck sharing a small house with two other pregnant ladies, she has trouble reaching her boyfriend on the pone, and eventually, even the credit card stops working. To top that off, the only person willing to spend time with her is her driver Frank. At first, Jia-jia can’t stand Frank but reluctantly, she realizes he’s not half bad. Jia-jia surprises Frank too—though every bit a selfish princess on the outside, deep down he knows her heart is as big as her Birkin bag. When a crisis in her pregnancy endangers Jia-jia’s life, Frank is the only one standing by her side, tirelessly taking care of her and her newborn son.
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This film has received 8 award nomination(s). All Award-Winning Asian Films

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Professional Review of "Finding Mr. Right (2013) (Blu-ray) (Hong Kong Version)"

June 25, 2013

This professional review refers to Finding Mr. Right (2013) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version)
Lame title, good movie. Finding Mr. Right has the tangled trappings of your typical commercial romcom, but writer-director Xue Xiaolu (Ocean Heaven) offers a few tweaks that make the film better than most in its overcrowded genre. Tang Wei stars as Wen Jiajia, a pregnant 26 year-old mistress who travels from Beijing to Seattle to illegally give birth. She checks into a maternity center run by Mrs. Huang (Elaine Kam), where she immediately makes an impression by throwing money around and bullying the residents (Hai Qing and Mai Hongmei). Meanwhile, she waits for her sugar daddy to finally visit her in the States, but he's busy being a rich guy back in Beijing. Jiajia's sole friend in Seattle may be the maternity center's driver, Frank (Wu Xiu-Bo), though that's more due to his decent and reticent nature than out-and-out friendship. As Jiajia's Seattle stay lengthens, her relationships evolve and a plot turn occurs that forces her to re-evaluate, well, everything.

The English-language title of Finding Mr. Right indicates a search for the right guy, but that's not what happens (the Chinese title translates as "Beijing Meets Seattle"). This is a film about Jiajia's metamorphosis from materialistic to earthy, from obnoxious to caring and from detestable to admirable. It's a character arc that few actresses could handle without straining, but Tang Wei is not just another actress. Tang neatly fits whatever version of Jiajia she's required to play; through her abundant charm and delightful expressions, Tang makes her character's growth convincing. There's room for some cheesy B-plot, e.g., Jiajia struggling for greater respect or entering a partners dance contest, but Finding Mr. Right stays relatively low-key, sticking with Jiajia and her relationships as they slowly change. Solid production design and costuming also help; Tang is glammed up in gold digger mode, but when she slips on more comfortable clothes, she instantly becomes more approachable. Sometimes movie magic is just a costume change away.

The silent MVP of the piece is Wu Xiubo. Seen recently as the remarkably casual villain in The Four, Wu plays a seemingly dull and passive doormat of a man, who is far too giving to people who don't deserve his kindness. Frank is a "best man ever" archetype that seemingly lacks edge, but Wu makes his integrity and decency believable and consistent. If Tang Wei is Finding Mr. Right's guiding light then Wu Xiubo is its anchor, and the chemistry between the two helps to offset the film's more conventional aspects, like character monologues or plot-required lapses of logic. Some portions, like the cloying English-language song choices or the occasional stereotyped minor character, test patience. But those details, like Xue's choice of the climactic setting and her referencing of a certain Hollywood romantic comedy, only show an affection for the film's oh-so-familiar genre. Little in Finding Mr. Right is special or new, but the slick packaging, solid storytelling and winning performances allow it to shine.

by Kozo - LoveHKFilm.com

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