再看电影《幸福时光》

《幸福时光》上映于2000年前后,我刚上大学。学校有个BBS,BBS上有个颇活跃的电影板块,我在无意间看到关于这部电影的评论,具体已经记不清写得什么了,大致是对于张艺谋的批评。

多年以后再看这部片子,发现它竟然是那么地好,莫言的小说,张艺谋导演,赵本山主演,差不多是一部中国电影可以想象到的最强阵容了。

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