The third film in director Ning Ying s Beijing Trilogy, this romantic drama follows the fortunes of a young cab driver who is depressed because of a recent divorce. He turns his personality around to become a ladies man, wooing a waitress, a librarian, and then a talk-show host. Lost in the dating wars, he longs to find the love of his life in the rapidly changing city of Beijing.
Ying s Beijing Trilogy is structured around different generations and their responses to the fast-paced lifestyle and rapid changes of China s capital city. While I LOVE BEIJING focuses on the heartbreak of young love, For Fun concerns the elderly and China s disappearing traditions and cultural values, and On the Beat features middle-aged characters who can t cope with the new China.