Reuniting superstar Andy Lau with his godmother Deanie Ip on the big screen for the first time in 23 years, A Simple Life is a deeply moving story about the relationship between a young man and a family servant that is handled with exquisite affection and grace by Ann Hui.
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This film is really about intimacy and connection and how familial bonds can form outside of blood relations. How do you take care of the person who has always taken care of you? Love is more than words. Love is action and love is on full display in this lovely movie.
Incredibly subtle & moving performances from two screen legends - there's obvious chemistry in their relationship, and not surprising that Deanie Ip is his real-life godmother. A truly emotional experience and one I always can't wait to go back and revisit.
Just as the title says, a simple portray of a heartwarming relationship between a young man and his old servant. Extraordinary performances from Andy Lau and Deannie Yip makes this even better. Simply touching without any melodramatic moments.