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      Lost for Words

      Released Sep 18, 2014 1h 47m Romance Drama List
      33% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 54% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A cross-cultural romance blossoms in Hong Kong when a former Marine and a ballerina from Beijing fall in love. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      Andy Webster New York Times Hope endures, but not for this movie. Rated: 2/5 Oct 17, 2013 Full Review Martin Tsai Los Angeles Times It's curious that the only conflict mined from this bicultural relationship is strictly linguistic. Oct 17, 2013 Full Review Steve Erickson Village Voice Perhaps only an expat like American-born, Hong Kong-based director Stanley J. Orzel could create a tribute to his adopted city as loving as Lost for Words. Oct 15, 2013 Full Review Dann Gire Chicago Daily Herald [Faris'] relationship with co-star Huang, while cordial, hardly reflects an emotional connection strong enough for him to conquer his character's post-romantic breakup stress syndrome. Rated: 2/4 Oct 24, 2013 Full Review David Noh Film Journal International "Forget the words, follow your heart" is this film's oft-repeated Hallmark card sentiment. You may just want to forget the movie and follow the aisle to the exit. Oct 17, 2013 Full Review Harvey S. Karten Compuserve An adequate romantic drama of star-crossed lovers. Good shots of Hong Kong. Rated: B- Oct 11, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

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      camille l Il est évident que Stanley J. Orzel était bien plus intéressé à montrer Hong Kong sous son meilleur jour que de nous compter cette histoire d'amour pas forcément désagréable entre les excellents Sean Faris et Grace Huang. C'est loin d'être une mauvaise idée tant elle manque cruellement d'originalité et de suspense. Il n'empêche que la rencontre entre un Américain qui apprend le chinois et une Chinoise du Mainland qui apprend l'anglais se regarde sans déplaisir, jusqu'aux 20 dernières minutes où on sent le réalisateur moins à l'aise (comme par hasard, le film quitte Hong Kong). Faris et Huang sont bien entourés par de solides seconds rôles comme Joman Chiang, Terence Yin et surtout Will Yun Lee qui a ENFIN plus de 3 scènes et 5 minutes d'écran pour exister. Les quelques clichés ici et là du scénario ne peuvent entamer la beauté toute simple de l'ensemble et n'empêchent donc par Lost for Words d'être un joli petit conte visuellement splendide. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member It's always been interesting yet funny how Hong Kong looks like in the eyes of foreign films-makers. Probably the world of Suzie Wong no more, the film vibes still looks so very awkward however, just like this one. Storyline is totally unbelievable but it did capture certain local phenomenon (one highlight is that: it dares to touch the subject of underground church in China) no matter how shallow & ridiculous it sounds actually. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A cross-cultural romance blossoms in Hong Kong when a former Marine and a ballerina from Beijing fall in love.
      Stanley J. Orzel
      Maria Lo Orzel
      Stanley J. Orzel, Joseph Bendy
      Green Apple Entertainment
      Romance, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 18, 2014, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 4, 2014
      1h 47m
      Sound Mix
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)