Happy Times

Happy Times

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Run time: 102 mins

In Theaters: Sunday 31st December 2000

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Classics


Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Fresh: 43 Rotten: 17

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

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Happy Times Review

I could see someone doing an American remake of Happy Times, a Chinese film about an older man who's trying to woo a widow into his arms, and ends up having to care for her blind stepdaughter. He goes to outrageous lengths to deceiver her into thinking she's been given a job as a masseuse, while trying to hide the fact that he's unemployed from the widow. (To give you a taste of this film's sense of humor: He ends up opening a "mobile hotel" on a renovated bus and renting it out to couples by the hour.) Jack Nicholson and Scarlet Johansson: What do you say? Wryly funny and often sweet, though the simple premise is often over-explained.

Aka Xingfu shiguang.