Happy Times

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Released 2002

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Happy Times

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Director:
Unknown
Released:
2002
Rating:
PG
Zhao (Benshan Zhao) is a poor, aging bachelor who hasn't had luck in love. Thinking he has finally met the woman of his dreams, he leads her to believe he is wealthy and agrees to a wedding far beyond his means. Desperate for funds, he turns to his friends, who are weary of his fanciful schemes. Zhao's best friend (Xuejian Li) hatches the idea to raise the money by refurbishing an abandoned bus they will rent out by the hour - the Happy Times Hotel - to young couples starved for privacy.

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Metacritic Score

  • 80

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    A wise, gentle and sad new comedy by Zhang Yimou.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    This is a film that goes its own way to the end as it asks the audience, "What you just saw, were they happy times or not?" The question is a good one, and the answer, like this fi...

  • 40

    Variety Derek Elley

    Small but delightful tale about a dyed-in-the-wool spieler who develops a soft spot for a blind girl dumped in his care.

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