Conclusion: I kept waiting for 'A Simple Life' to revert to the generic and it never did. It plodded along with its sweet story about two people without a care in the world. The phrase "breath of fresh air" is thrown around a lot in movie reviewing, but I'd have to say if I were to apply that saying to any movie this would be it.
Excerpt: Roger Leung (Andy Lau, Infernal Affairs ) is a successful Hong Kong film producer. Ah Tao (Deanie Ip, Crying Heart ) is the caretaker who has served Roger and his family for years. After Ah Tao suffers a stroke, their roles switch as Roger decides to care for the woman who raised him from birth. The biggest danger for a movie like A Simple Life is straying too far afield.
Excerpt: A Simple Life is een film die een eenvoudig verhaal vertelt, maar dit wel op een mooie, niet te sentimentele manier doet. De film is ook goed geacteerd en geschoten, maar de speelduur had wel een stuk korter gemogen.