A romantic comedy directed by the playwright of the overwhelmingly successful 2006 movie "Crazy Stone" opened on Valentine's Day. But before taking your loved one to see what you might take to be a timely movie, be prepared to see some dishonest romance.
A poster of Zhang Cheng's "Marriage Trap," opening on Valentine's Day.
"Marriage Trap," directed by Zhang Cheng and starring actress Tao Hong and "Crazy Stone" actor Guo Tao, is a love story between an astute marriage swindler Xiao Tao (Tao Hong) and a scrupulous wedding host Lao Guo (Guo Tao).
Xiao Tao uses Lao Guo's love to swindle his money, but the plot takes several twists and turns and in the end, it's hard to tell who traps whom.
The film was produced by veteran Hong Kong filmmaker Manfred Wong, who, at the film's Beijing premiere on Wednesday, compared its weighty jests to the ones in "Crazy Stone," and told the audiences to expect a laugh-out-loud comedy.
(CRI February 15, 2008)