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A young Shu Nian is a lonely kid who is living in an orphanage, where he hopes to find a good family that loves him. This is when Xie Yan, the son of a real estate magnate, adopts him. He worked as a page boy for him until Xie Yan went abroad to study. Six years later, Xie Yan returns home when he is 25 years old and is reunited with Shu Nian. Shu's secret crush on Xie Yan is revealed and Chaos occurs. Xie not being able to handle the situation due to his tendency of homophobia, sents Shu away from his sight. Soon after, Xie Yan realizes that Shu Nian is the only one who can help stabilize his temperament and gradually realizes his true feelings for Shu. However, many obstacles will appear between them. Edit Translation

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  • Country: China
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 4,561 users)
  • Ranked: #2714
  • Popularity: #919
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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Completed
Exeo
26 people found this review helpful
Oct 5, 2016
Completed 1
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 7.0
Plot
After 6 years spent in England, Xie Yan (XY) returns back home. He immediately comes to find Shu Nian (SN), who resumes his role of a servant. In a sense, the two revive their childhood days after a long separation. However, SN does not seem happy about XY’s return.
What turn will their relationship take next?

Overall, the story was not exaggerated, but somehow emotions are conveyed very well – sense of injustice, annoyance, care, worry… One can feel them all very strongly during the movie.


Characters
- Xiao Nian - unlucky orphan with a great heart. Very good at hiding his feelings, after years of service he became very proficient at obeying orders, quietly accepting his fate.
- Xie Yan – selfish, dominant, possessive, but deep down also caring.
- Jiang Yao – not shown in great detail in the movie, but seems to fail to understand love.

Great actors, very natural acting.


Music – fitting, but not very noticeable or particularly good.


Other comments
- XY was too dominant, which makes the relationship become abusive, especially at the beginning. However, one might argue that by showing this characteristic so clearly, the movie emphasises that this is a problem.
- The development of their relationship could be shown in more detail and in greater depth.
- Also, the movie contains a really interesting theme of an orphan, who basically becomes a servant to the heir of his adoptive family. The aspect of SN’s loyalty and servitude is clearly shown, but maybe this could be expanded upon further.
- Some moments were a little difficult to understand, but that might be due to the quality of subtitles.

Generally, a really interesting and good movie.
Would especially recommend it to those who:
- like BL movies
- are not typical BL audience, but are looking for a romance movie with an interesting plot
- are interested in stories of orphans

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Completed
Ambrosia-Tiffany
14 people found this review helpful
Sep 16, 2016
Completed 1
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 4.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
Although it was too short to develop any deep affection toward the actors, I still enjoyed the plot and characters. Xie Yan is a bit selfish when it concerns Shu Nian, it's a wonder how he was clueless to why he was so possessive. My only complaint is the length, as I haven't read up to inquire if it's based on written work yet. Overall, I recommend watching it.
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  • Movie: Irresistible Love: Secret of the Valet
  • Country: China
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 4,561 users)
  • Ranked: #2714
  • Popularity: #919
  • Watchers: 8,696

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