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A Beijing comic book artist vows to win back her fiancée after being dumped for a pretty actress in this romantic comedy produced by and starring Zhang ZIyi (Hero, House of Flying Daggers). Approximately one month before her wedding to handsome doctor Jeff (So Ji-sub), pretty cartoonist Sophie (Ziyi) finds herself kicked to the curb and replaced by glamorous actress Joanna (Fan Bingbing). Devastated, Sophie determines that there's still enough time to win Jeff back using "scientific methods," and walk down the aisle on schedule. But the lovelorn Sophie won't be able to do the job all by herself, and in order to ensure her mission is a success she recruits Taiwanese photographer Gordon (Peter Ho) to be her right hand man. A longtime fan of Sophie's work, Gordon readily agrees, and is instantly smitten. Now the harder Sophie works to win back her ex, the more convinced Gordon becomes that he, not Jeff, is than man she should truly spend the rest of her life with. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Who knew that Ziyi Zhang was such a sharp comedic actress? Anyone familiar with her only from her work in martial arts epics like House of Flying Daggers and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be in for a dramatic change with Sophie's Revenge.
Zhang plays Sophie, a comic strip artist and writer who has just lost her boyfriend to a gorgeous actress (Bing Bing Fan), and allies herself with the actress's ex in order to break them up. This is an amusing, silly and lighthearted movie that does romantic comedy right. Zhang is so adorable and cute (seriously, try not to fall for her, you will fail) that Sophie's Revenge would be worth seeing for her alone, but the rest of the cast and the movie as a whole hits the right notes and comes off as a wholly charming experience. The story doesn't exactly venture into unexpected territory, but there are lots of little animated scenes and other embellishments that make this more charming and imaginative than the run-of-the-mill movies in the genre being churned out today.
This is a romantic comedy that is combined with French's dark humor and other elements, Hollywood's filming style and also 3-D Animation. It's obvious our heroine has some serious delusion that mixed reality and fantasy. It's a lot like Birdget Jones' Diary.
Anyways. It's nothing new but Zhang Ziyi is very cute in the film.