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PG| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Benshan Zhao , Jie Dong , Lifan Dong , Biao Fu , Xuejian Li , Qibin Leng , Ben Niu , Jinghua Gong

Director: Yimou Zhang

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Happy Times (2001)

Release Date: July 26th, 2002|1 hr. 35 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Walks a sometimes-shaky line between tenderness and schmaltz. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Crude as its build-up may be, the movie pays off with unexpected delicacy. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The girl's blindness may have been meant to symbolize a trusting populace, but she's the one character who clearly sees what's what and who is trustworthy. show more

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