Lifetimes (1994)
Reviewed by: hiddendragon on 2001-08-02
Summary: Simplicity
I thought this was a great rental for family viewing. It's so simple and well done, just like the characters it portrays. I finished watching this movie (twice) with a greater appreciation for the 'little things' in life and a better focus on what's truly important. I've found that it's much easier for me to empathize with the characters in these kinds of productions (ie., all the Gong Li movies I've seen) -- moreso than any of what I'm used to, Hollywood-wise. But, with this empathy came the task of experiencing their tremendous losses.

"To Live" reinforced my belief that Gong Li is an incredible actress with an incredible range and shouldn't even bother with Hollywood.