Finding Mr. Right (2013) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) DVD Region 3
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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.
|Product Title:||Finding Mr. Right (2013) (DVD) (Hong Kong Version) 北京遇上西雅圖 (2013) (DVD) (香港版) 北京遇上西雅图 (2013) (DVD) (香港版) 北京遇上西雅圖 (2013) (DVD) (香港版) Finding Mr. Right (2013) (DVD) (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|
|Language:||Cantonese, Original Soundtrack|
|Subtitles:||English, Traditional Chinese|
|Country of Origin:||China|
|Picture Format:||NTSC What is it?|
|Aspect Ratio:||1.78 : 1|
|Sound Information:||Dolby Digital 2.0, DTS Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital EX(TM) / THX Surround EX(TM)|
|Region Code:||3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?|
|Publisher:||Edko Films Ltd. (HK)|
|Package Weight:||120 (g)|
|Shipment Unit:||1 What is it?|
|YesAsia Catalog No.:||1033510778|
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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Professional Review of "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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September 12, 2013
Thanks to an A-list cast and the reputation of Sleepless in Seattle, Xue Xiaolu's second movie Finding Mr. Right has won great commercial success, grossing a whopping 520 billion yuan at the China box office. Tang Wei (Lust, Caution) and Wu Xiubo (The Four) pair up to form an unlikely couple who meet in Seattle and earn their love atop New York's Empire State Building.
Jiajia (Tang Wei) flies to Seattle alone to give birth to the child she has with her married lover. She is picked up by Frank (Wu Xiubo), a former Chinese doctor, and their relationship starts out rough. Backed by her lover's unlimited credit, Jiajia's sassy personality puts off everyone in the maternity house run by Mrs. Huang (Elaine Jin). Everything changes when Jiajia's lover is arrested for fraud, leaving Jiajia penniless. Discarding her luxury life, she transforms into an ordinary and approachable woman, and her feelings for Frank start to grow.
Credit must be given to Tang and Wu who spice up a typical foes-turned-lovers story. Who would have known that the Lust, Caution star can also rock a comedy? From the way Tang walks down the airport hall to the supercilious attitude she puts on, we can see how she successfully captures the vibe and spirit of a modern-day materialistic woman in China and transfers that to the big screen. As for Wu, he vividly brings a reserved yet loving character to life. He almost makes me believe that such a guy actually exists out there in America. Wu shows the breadth of his acting skills when he scoffs at Jiajia's idea to travel with his daughter without his permission, breaking away from Frank's yes-man image throughout the movie. The twists and turns in the movie are a bit clichéd but Tang and Wu's down-to-earth performances make everything believable.
Xue manages to add so many controversial social issues and values into the movie and blends them in so perfectly with the plot that viewers probably don't even realize that they're there. Though primarily targeting the Chinese market, the movie touches on sensitive issues in both China and America. Jiajia's baby boy, born with a green card, helps her win her lover, addressing the longing for an American visa and preference for boys over girls in China. The bankruptcy of Jiajia's husband due to fraud is also a loose reference to faulty business practices in China. Over in America, a set of harder-to-swallow values and problems also come rushing in: vitro fertilization, bisexuality, racial discrimination (when Mrs. Huang questions her daughter about her black boyfriend) and the lack of recognition of professionals from China. When Frank's medical career finally takes flight, he also gets together with Jiajia – an implication of the underlying values in the Chinese ideology of what makes a happy family.
Finding Mr. Right, as revealed by its Chinese title (literally, "Beijing meets Seattle"), is a tribute to Sleepless in Seattle. The performance of the cast outshines the story itself. However, Xue's careful efforts to shape the corrupt image of Beijing gold-diggers and to shed light on a handful of social problems are appreciated and, in fact, they are quite spot-on given that it is a commercial movie. With its ordinary storyline, it seems unlikely to remain a timeless piece like Sleepless in Seattle, but it is a lighthearted rom-com that's definitely worth a watch.