Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Simple Life 2011

     Ah Tao has worked as a housekeeper for the same family for 60 years.  She was sent to work for them by her mother, she has been a nanny and maid nearly all her adult life.  She has cared for Roger since his birth and he considers her to be a member of the family rather than an employee.  Roger is a successful movie producer with a very busy job and he appreciates the care she takes of the house and the wonderful meals she makes for him.  Ah Tao suffers a stroke and she is not longer up to the demands of her job.  He agrees to help her move to a nursing home but he would rather she live at his home with someone else taking over her duties.
    Slow paced, gentle, quiet, emotional, never sentimental but focuses on the details of living and doing what is right in your life.  A little difficult to stay focused due to the subtitles, sometimes they can’t be read because of the background color.  The ending is unexpected.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)
118 min, Drama directed by Ann Hui with Andy Lau, Deanie Yip, Sammo Hung, Tsui Hark, Paul Chun, Pik Kee Hui, So-ying Hui, Raymond Chow .
Note:  Blockbuster 4*, imdb 7.6 out of 10, 92% critic 86% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.  

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