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Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

The author of this article is a contributor @C Chan

"I have several movies I want to see."

In the blink of an eye, it is the end of the year, and after three years of twists and turns, the year of the rabbit full of new hope is finally coming

The theaters during this year's Spring Festival will also be particularly lively, with 7 new films of different types gathered, and many people must have made plans to watch movies in advance

Xiao Wan, who has always accompanied everyone, will also open the [2023 Spring Festival Movie Feature] series from today to share with you the highlights of the Spring Festival film.

Since it is the New Year, in the first issue of the series, let's first talk about a family comedy that is "all acquaintances" -

"Exchange Life"

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

There is no doubt that "Exchange Life" is the one with the strongest comedy atmosphere in the 2023 Spring Festival file.

Written and directed by young director Su Lun, this film tells the fantasy story of a middle-aged uncle and a straight boy exchanging bodies.

The director's name may be unfamiliar, but her feature film debut "Living Together in Time and Space" must have been seen by many people.

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

Director Suren (middle)

Also a fantasy comedy theme, "Cohabitation in Time and Space" starring Lei Jiayin and Tong Liya was released in May 2018, telling the love story of Gu Xiaojiao, a young woman from 2018, and Lu Ming, a young man from 1999, who fell in love across time and space.

This movie was released at the same time as "Avengers 3", but it still won 900 million yuan at the box office by long-term word-of-mouth and became the dark horse of the year.

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

After the film caught fire, it is said that some investors found Su Lun and said that they would invest 100 million yuan for her next three films, which is equivalent to a package buyout.

But Suren refused, she didn't want to be controlled, she wanted to be able to "create freely."

And "Exchange Life", which will be released on the first day of the Chinese New Year, is the second answer sheet that she returned to her original intention after her first success and took four years to hand over.

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

As a comedy movie, the "laughing fruit" of "Exchange Life" still comes from a high-concept setting similar to "Living Together in Time and Space":

The story begins with Lu Xiaogu (played by Zhang Youhao), a teenager who has just opened his relationship, and he has a secret love for office worker Jin Hao (played by Zhang Xiaofei), who makes a wish to become Jin Hao's boyfriend before going to bed one night.

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

Who would have thought that when he woke up, he actually swapped bodies with Jin Hao's blind date, middle-aged lawyer Zhongda (played by Lei Jiayin)!

One became a greasy uncle living in the body of a teenager, and the other became an ignorant teenager with middle-aged appearance, and the hilarious bridges of "Exchange Life" followed.

The two actors, Lei Jiayin and Zhang Youhao, have also become the eyes of this movie - they both have to play two roles in the play, accurately grasping the two completely different states of youthfulness and middle age.

"Young Age" is still easy, but Lei Jiayin, who has a pleated face, wants to perform the young soul living in the body of the uncle after exchanging bodies, and the difficulty can be imagined.

After all, "the boy who lives in the body of the uncle" vs "the uncle who pretends to be tender and struck by lightning", the degree between the two is often very subtle, and it is easy to oil the audience if you are not careful.

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha
Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

Fortunately, Lei Jiayin has played many outrageous roles before: in "Time and Space Cohabitation", he can travel through time and space + one person plays two roles, and "Assassination of a Novelist" can also span the real world and the unreal world.

In "Living Together in Time and Space", he was evaluated by the audience as "all the laughing points", and this second cooperation must naturally be more convenient for the director's style.

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha
Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

In the behind-the-scenes footage, Lei Jiayin repeatedly adjusted the tone and expression dozens of times for the character's "um" word, and this sincerity was blessed on the character, and Xiao Wan felt that he had a wonderful echo with the word "youthful feeling".

Just to catch such a difficult performance and still be able to spark back and forth, this is also a big test for the rival actor.

The director found to play opposite Lei Jiayin, and the actor Zhang Xiaofei, who became the "national mother" through the Spring Festival box office champion film "Hello, Li Huanying" two years ago.

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

Born in science and honed on the comedy stage for many years, Zhang Xiaofei finally proved his professional ability through the screen debut "Hello, Li Huanying".

Who wouldn't like a beautiful girl who can both show a funny image and create a tear-jerking atmosphere?

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

Zhang Xiaofei in "Exchange Life" also did his best for "Xiaoguo" as always:

The beautiful girl she played, Jin Hao, is an "older leftover girl", who was repeatedly filmed in the scene of being pushed by a blind date on the road, and she fell over and over again in front of the camera;

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

When you get up, you have to perform hurdles while scolding, and there is a very life-like joy in the heroism;

In the movie, Lei Jiayin and Zhang Xiaofei are blind date in a high-end restaurant, and their looks and lines are the same greasy.

Although during the filming of this scene, Zhang Xiaofei repeatedly lamented that Lei Jiayin was too oily, and shouted, "If I can't beat him, I'll beat him!" ", but as soon as the director shouted, Zhang Xiaofei threw himself into the sky, completely without "beauty baggage".

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

In this way, Lei Jiayin and Zhang Xiaofei, two actors also from Anshan, Liaoning, carried the "funny" banner of the movie "Exchange Life".

As for the "emotional weakness", it was handed over to another group of national actors:

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

Lu Xiaogu, played by Zhang Youhao, has a warm family in the film, they are father Sha Yi, mother Liu Mintao, grandmother Wu Yanshu and sister Yang Enyou ("Life Events").

After Lu Xiaogu accidentally exchanged bodies with a middle-aged lawyer, how should this big son get along with the "visual son" with a mature soul and the "soul son" who suddenly looks greasy?

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

I believe that only the unprincipled love between family members can solve such an unsolvable problem, right?

In addition to this group of starring actors, the cameo cast of "Exchange Life" is also super "funny":

Yang Di, who played a guest waiter in "Living Together in Time and Space", is still a waiter this time, and the director even jokingly said that he wanted to write a fan for the role of the waiter;

Yang Di's live improvisation of "shrimp"

Yue Yunpeng, who chased a taxi and shouted "How can I live without you if the swallow" in "Passing Through Your World", became a taxi driver this time, and also watched the "alternative love" of the male and female protagonists along the way;

"Talk show vase" Xu Zhisheng surprised to make a cameo appearance as a real estate agent, and as soon as the wisp of soul-destroying bangs appeared, Xiao Wan smiled first...

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha
Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

In fact, knowing the high-concept setting and character relationship of "Exchange Life", it is not difficult to see that director Suren has more ambitions than simply funny:

By swapping body settings, teenagers like Lu Xiaogu can feel the charm of love, and middle-aged people like Zhongda can regain the warmth of family affection.

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

But I believe that "Exchange Life" brings us more than that, and more surprises need to be revealed in theaters.

Here, I also hope that every little friend who loves movies and loves life can have fun watching "Exchange Life" on the first day of the new year and bid farewell to the haze of the past few years.

Spring Festival hilarious comedy, just watching the trailer hahaha

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