Shanghai Kiss, an impressive one

“Go to Paris, I want you to go to Paris, I want you to see the world, I want you to do what you’re passionate about……”

“I realize how badly I treated you. I mean you have so much heart, you can sing to the world. And I always made it seem like you needed me. You don’t, you never did. I’m the one who needed you. And I was scared, scared of you growing up, scared of you wake up one morning and realizing that you didn’t need me, scared of you going off to Paris seeing the whole world there without me. But I’m not scared anymore and I love you enough to let you go.”

本片的编剧/导演是David Ren,他坦言这就是一部他的自传电影,David出生于上海,在纽约皇后区长大,16岁搬至LA从事电影工作,这简直就是片中Liam的台词。而Liam因为自己的种族身份在LA所面对的工作上的碰壁肯定也是David所亲身经历过的。

三个主演的表演同样可以用“妙”来形容。Ken Leung(参演过Rush Hour, 2006年的Inside Man, X-men:The Last Stand等片),把一个华人所罕有的外放个性和幽默感淋漓尽致地表现了出来,将Liam的机智,矛盾,敏感与可爱的特征自然地汇于一身,做到了与角色的完美统一。

Hayden Panettiere,因为美剧Heroes里的啦啦队女超人角色而走红,看过本片后你才知道原来美剧是多么地不需要演技。Addy这个角色被她演的人见人爱,在她的眼里你能看到浪漫热情的火花,她的微笑可以融化观众的心,she’s just my type.

Kelly Hu,美丽是她最强大的武器,她刚出场时我甚至一度把她真当成了哪个英文很强的上海女演员,可见她真的融入了这个角色,这当然也与她自身的华人身份是分不开的。耳尖的观众或许可以听得出,Kelly Hu说台词时她的Chinese accent时有时无,这显然是控制力欠缺的表现。

Shanghai Kiss不仅是一部华人都应该看的电影,我想也应该是许多华人电影人都愿意参与其中的作品。这不是一部完美的电影,但是却给人完美的观影感受,尤其是台词之妙。而美妙的原声音乐也为本片加了很多分,水乳交融相辅相成,我热切盼望能找到本片的原声音乐碟。

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