A One and a Two
Directed by Edward Yang
Edward Yang's first movie in the Book, A Brighter Summer Day, was a test of endurance. This film, which is probably about an hour shorter, was another exercise in dullness. I have really not had luck with foreign films lately.
This movie is way too long to write a detailed synopsis of without payment. Basically, the film follows the actions of several members of the Jian family. Is that too vague? The only story line I found remotely interesting was the teenaged daughter's, but as that contains quite a few surprises I won't spoil it for you.
I really have nothing of interest to say about this one. It was another overly long family drama that lulled me to sleep. That is, at least, a blessing as I have been hitting the Tylenol PM rather hard lately. I suppose it looked beautiful, but I need a story that is slightly interesting too. If I was a man this would be called emotional maturity.
Yang's final film.