Despite numerous implausibilities in the story line, a romance that doesn't quite sizzle, a little too much time spent on secondary characters, and the fact that most of the film's charm is derived from communication difficulties between the two leads who don't speak each others' language (Chinese/Japanese), I really enjoyed this film. Vicki Zhao is adorable and the photography of Shanghai at night is beautiful.
Japanese makeup artist Mizushima Naoki (Masahiro Motoki) is in Shanghai on a job. Wandering by himself at night, he takes a knocking from reckless taxi driver Lin Xi (Vicki Zhao Wei), but is luckily unharmed. After some language confusion, Naoki gets into the taxi, mistaking Lin Xi's insistent friendliness as an invitation for a free tour of Shanghai. Little does he know, Lin Xi is planning on taking this well-heeled foreigner on a very roundabout tour of Shanghai, with the meter running. As Naoki's worried colleagues set off in search for him, Lin Xi and Naoki slowly develop a bond that transcends their language gap.