#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Mei Mei (Zhu Lin) a 16 yr old Chinese orphan dreams of nothing more than being part of the ‘perfect’ family. When her orphanage travels to Australia to partake in The Australian Choir Festival Mei Mei takes the opportunity to find her Australian sponsor Dean Randall (Guy Pearce). However what she finds is far from what he depicted. Initially mismatched and disconnected the two begin a journey in search of belonging, family, redemption, love and acceptance.
Plot: Dean Randall has sponsored a young Chinese orphan Mei Mei for many years, when she arrives in Sydney out of the blue to thank him, their lives are changed forever.
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A beautiful idea, a beautiful start, and a catastrophic collapse into incomprehensible motivations
This film was beautifully conceived, and started well. The characters are deft, subtle, and well-played by the excellent cast.
Leading into the last act, though, the characters start behaving erratically, with no discernible motivation. Sadly, the movie overall fails to recover, and it ends up being a frustrating experience. A great deal of potential, squandered in an apparent attempt to generate conflict, which in the end feels unbelievable.
Worth a watch, if you like any of the actors in particular, as their performances are still quite good, even from newcomer Zhu Lin as the delightfully naive-yet-savvy Mei Mei (“Little Sister”).
Australia certainly has a knack for producing depressing films, and this is one of their finest efforts. If I want to be depressed I’ll turn on the news. I don’t see any reason to bring more sadness into the world.
Initially the story looks promising and indeed could have become moving and uplifting. However, much like the unfortunate characters portrayed, it plunges into an inescapable spiral of gloom and misfortune.
Pearce is certainly on top form here, but his character is so pathetic and easily manipulated that it is difficult not to despise those around him – basically everyone else in the movie.
Technically good films don’t work unless there is an inspirational or entertaining story to tell. This one perhaps was intended to be uplifting but misses the mark by a mile. Poor effort indeed.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Crime, Drama, Music
Director Pauline Chan
Writer Pauline Chan, Philip Dalkin, Martin Edmond
Actors Guy Pearce, Zhu Lin, Claudia Karvan
Country China, Australia
Awards 2 wins & 3 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio N/A
Camera Red One Camera
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A