American Dreams in China

Media: DVD
Author/Director: Peter Chan
Language: Chinese
Subtitles: English

During the economic reform period of the 80's, three undergraduates bind together by a common ambition - to live the American dream. They are Cheng Dongqing (Huang Xiaoming), a hillbilly who refuses to accept his destiny of being a farmer; Meng Xiaojun (Deng Chao), a self-confident, cynical intellectual; and Wang Yang (Tong Dawei), an idealistic romantic poet. Xiaojun is the first to obtain an US Visa for studying abroad. Yang follows but decides to remain in China for his beloved. Poor Dongqing is rejected by the US Embassy repeatedly. Baffled, he reluctantly accepts the job as an English instructor in the university but eventually gets fired for teaching tutorial classes in private. Across the Pacific, Xiaojun fails to find a decent job and is driven to work as a busboy in a diner. Dongqing decides to turn his tutorial effort into a fulltime business and summons Yang to help him along. Xiaojun, having returned from America, immediately joins force with his buddies to establish New Vision Institute. With their unique charisma, they turn New Vision into an instant success and create a media sensation overnight. However, the sudden fame and fortune are gradually tearing their friendship apart.

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MTLC ID: 2118