With the New Year blockbuster 'If You Are the One', director Feng Xiaogang is back in the limelight, joining the end of the year box office competition to attract movie goers. As one of the most successful commercial movie directors in China, Feng Xiaogang's New Year blockbusters have always been branded as "box office guarantees". In addition to its all-star lineup, many movie goers are just coming for the laughter as this movie is also filled with humour. And it seems this time Feng Xiaogang hasn't disappointed audiences who hold high expectations for his latest movie.
Actor Ge You again plays the leading role in Feng Xiaogang's new comedy show. He's a man in his 40s, and has returned from aboard. He's dating different women and dreams of finding his Mrs. Right. However, the romantic comedy side of this film is only part of it. Topics, such as the worldwide financial crisis, Shanzhai or copy-cat culture, materialism in modern society and the value of friendship have all been highlighted in this movie. "The movie reflects many current topical issues. Although I found a lot of product placement throughout the movie, that's acceptable to me. After all, this is a commercial movie." "This movie is a little bit different from Feng Xiaogang's previous works. More realistic elements have been added into it."
Chin is a mediocre looking middle-aged bachelor. A self-made entrepreneur, he has never had much luck in the love department. He puts out a personal ad hoping to find a relationship, and after a string of bizarre encounters and bad dates, he finally strikes a chord with the beautiful Xiaoxiao. Feeling she's out of his league, Chin hesitates to further approach her and instead, develops an accidental friendship with her. As they spend more time together, they find companionship in each other, with Xiaoxiao lighting up Chin's once dull and repetitive life, and Chin providing a shoulder for Xiaoxiao to cry on as she suffers through her heartbreak over a recent break-up. .
A story about love in comical situations, IF YOU ARE THE ONE depicts how difficult it often is to find the right person, but also how often we don't realize it when love hits us at the most unexpected times. .