Not One Less Reviews
Dramatic, realistic, and touching, Not One Less is a perfect example of how films should look into real-life problems in the world.
One boy does leave for a nearby city to look for work. His widowed mother is ill and in debt. The family needs additional income. The 13 yr old teacher sub decides to go find him and bring him back. The movie details her trials and tribulations.
The film is mildly interesting. It is set in the 1990s. The contrast between rural and urban Chinese is explored. Our heroine displays extraordinary dedication and effort to finding and retrieving her wayward student.
There is an uplifting tenor to the movie and our young heroine as a whole.
It was an OK trip to the flics.
A story of poverty, determination and diligence, where the people play themselves using their real name and real job, a story where for once I liked the happy ending.
Watched this again. Heart-warming and striking film that displays the massive changes happening in China during that period. The blow-out of globalization and capitalism and the ensuing vulgarity and misery for some is wonderfully displayed in this film.
Dr Ravi JAYAKARAN
I just saw a very interesting character study into rural China and it's education system.
Huge props to the cast, all consisting of amatuers, for bringing this film to live in an extremely servicable fashion.
See this film. It's definitely worth it.
It begins rather slow, but it effectively becomes a heart-warming and inspirational tale of adolescence. It is even able to throw in some themes of rural areas being disadvantaged when it comes to education.
The film has some wonderful usage of photography, to show the difference between the quiet countryside versus the loud and vibrant city. It really brings the setting to life, as the journey takes place between both worlds.
With a usage of non-actors, they do a fine job and elevate it entirely. A fantastic and emotional film that inspires.