Movie Details

This Is Not What I Expected

Gu Sheng Nan is a chef at a hotel who is in a secret relationship with the hotel`s general manager. When the hotel faces a financial crisis, she is dumped and fired at once. When a picky international economist, Lu Jin, comes to a certain hotel, he finds himself dissatisfied with everything. Until Gu Sheng Nan serves him what may very well be the perfect meal. Despite their very different personalities, they start to bond over their appreciation and love for fine cuisine.

Language: Mandarin
Subtitle: English / Chinese
Classification: PG
Release Date: 11 May 2017
Genre: Comedy / Romance
Running Time: 1 Hour 47 Minutes
Distributor: Golden Village Pictures
Cast: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Dongyu Zhou, Ming Xi, Tony Yang, Lin Chi Ling
Director: Derek Hui
Format: 2D

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Watch this if you liked: “Perhaps Love”

The Good, the Bad and the Opposites Attract:

• Movies about opposites attract are quite mainstream, it's just a matter of using them in the right setting with a refreshing plot, and this is what the movie is trying to do, by combining this common genre with beautifully shot dishes, and let's just say that the result was quite satisfying.

• Forget about the fact that the movie is filled with visually astounding-looking food and mouth-watering dishes, just looking at Takeshi Kaneshiro in perfectly tailored suits and charming charisma are more than enough to make the audience drool.

• The main attraction of this movie has to be the food as the romance part is quite common and not exactly refreshing or new, even though both Kaneshiro and Zhou Dongyu delivered great performances respectively - it's just there's nothing new that they can offer.




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Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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