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A Simple Life

  Unrated HD

Ann Hui

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Plot Summary

After working for the Leung family for decades, a servant still takes care of filmmaker Roger Leung -- but when she falls sick, the tables are turned as Roger looks after her in this heartwarming tale inspired by a true story.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 25
  • Fresh: 23
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Ms. Hui, a rare successful female director in the Hong Kong film industry, drew her story from real events, and the movie retains a tonic flavor of the everyday: its drama unfolds simply, without explosive moments but not without emotion – Rachel Saltz, New York Times, Apr 12, 2012

Fresh: Though overlong, Hui's valentine never milks the drama for tears, maintaining an unsentimental focus on the central duo's playful chemistry and the loving way Ah Tao's attention to detail is repaid. – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, Apr 12, 2012

Fresh: Gingerly peels layer after layer of sharp insights into the dynamics of familial love, using compassion and droll humor as its tools. – Ernest Hardy, Village Voice, Apr 10, 2012

Fresh: Often poignant but leavened with humor. – Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, Apr 20, 2012

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A Simple Life
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Foreign
  • Released: 2012

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