Princess Diary， a 15 - year - old high school student， lives in the United States with her mother， but she is not confident enough and is often laughed at by her classmates. On her 16th birthday， when she met her grandmother， she found out that this elegant lady is the queen of the small European country of Genovia， and Mia is the princess of this country. At first Mia was very reluctant， but Mia"s attitude easedwith her mother"s mediation. In order to succeed to the throne smoothly， the queen had to make a series of changes to her granddaughter， which troubled Mia， who usually lives in an informal way， and even clashed with her good friends. Mia"s identity was revealed by a good classmate， and she was immediately highly watched by the media. Everything that happened suddenly made Mia want to escape everything. Fortunately， she regained her confidence in her father"s diary. Mia became a princess and found the love she wanted.
Born in a slum in the United States， Liz of " Wind and Rain Harvard Road" has suffered from family problems since she was a child. Her parents drank and used drugs and her mother suffered from schizophrenia.The poor Liz needs to go out and beg， wandering in the corners of the city， and the misery of life seems endless.
As she grew up slowly， Liz knew that onlyby studying and being talented can she change her fate andget out of the quagmire. She won a test paper fromher teacher， finished it beautifully， and wonthe chance to study. From now on， Liz has embarked on a long journey to study. She did everything she could to apply for a full scholarship to Harvard and did not evenhave a decent dress for the interview. However， poverty does not stop Liz"s determination to move forward. In her life， the struggle that never flinches is an eternal theme.
When I was a freshman in college I watched the film Gua Sha Treatment for the first time， now I am a junior student and I e back to review the movie from a multicultural aspect， I have many different feelings after watching the film again.
At the beginning of the film， XuDatong is given an award and later he delivers a speech. What makes me impressed most is in his speech he says “one day I will bee one of you， a truly successful American， today this award proved that America is a true land of opportunity and I am the living proof of that.” At that moment Xu thinks he has realized his American Dream totally with his lovingly wife and adorable son. However， I think it is ironical that to make a speech like that and I assume it is made on purpose to hind a clue for the story’s development. How many non-American people have such a beautiful American dream? One of my classmate studies in American now and before he went aboard he told me his American dream is he can stand at the top of the New York. To be honest， I also dream that one day I can get the Green Card living there happily and successfully maybe working at the Wall Street. When Xu gets the award he thinks he entirely melted in the melting pot neglecting the multicultural obstruct， later the plot goes against the way he thinks. And later Quinlan asked Xu ‘why you be the scapegoat of your father?’ Xu answers ‘because he is Chinese.’ Then maybe Xu knows that there is always a wide gap between Chinese and American cultures.
The second scene is Xu hit his son Denis because Denis hit the son of xu’s boss， at the middle of the film xu tells his boss that he hit his own son is only to show his respect to his boss John Quinlan， that time Quinlan feels puzzled “what a Chinese logic”， yes， American can never understand such a logic full of Chinese characteristic， because they respect everyone including the children， they won’t beat a child to please the boss， and there is no such a conception of degree between employee and employer， they feel everyone is equal， which is quite different from china.
Connected to the second scene， the third difference I want to analyze is the care for the children. In America， people pay more attention to the right of children which can be seen from the law—leaving children alone at home is illegal， while in China it is so mon that almost everyone may experience such loneliness. And Children Welfare Agency does work in America which shows the importance Americans attach to children’s right. What’s more， I remember a line ‘No one won the case， especially the child.’ In my opinion， it also manifests the universal concern from the American public to the children.
The fourth aspect is following the procedure， in the film， more than there times， the people focus on the rule， the law， the procedure. At the Christmas Eve Xu wants to return back to his home pretending as a Santa Claus， what a pity， the security recognizes him and persuades ‘you are always a good tenement， never causes troubles for me.’ And another scene is at the end of the film ， the judge says ‘I have to follow the procedure.’ However， in China people always have to ask for a favor to do something， and later you have to pay back the favor ，for myself， I prefer the American style， strict to the procedure.
The fifth and the last point is the humors， Quinlan says ‘you can’t fall， your health security is the pany paid.’ ‘Datong， wele home， maybe next time， you can e from the front door.’ ‘dady， why you e from the window’ ‘ because we don’t have a chimney.’ I really adore this distinguished American humor， especially in dangerous situations， which is quite rare in China.
That’s my whole reaction to Gua Sha Treatment.
What would it feel if I can wake up everyday forgetting what happened for the last whole year?
Lucy in the movie “50 First Dates” told me this feeling. Every morning when she woke up， she only rememberred the Sunday of last year which was her father’s birthday， also the date she had the car accident which made her only keep memory before Sunday， so she always felt happy living the same habit as what she did on Sunday a year ago with the kind set-up by her father and brother. After meeting Henry， she could only remember who he was on the same day. But after one night， he became a stranger to her. She couldn’t even recognize he was the one she used to date and love everyday. Henry tried his best to give her a new different meeting every day so as to win her smile and regain their “First Date”. Henry made her tapes every morning to help her remember what happened the day before and the last whole year. Lucy thus felt grateful with all she had when she woke up everyday. On the same day， she always had the same deep gratitude to face Henry with her sweet smile.
What a beautiful feeling it is to always feel thanksgiving and to always appreciate each other’s effort. A touching story between a memory lost woman and a devoted man taught all of us， normal people， the essence of love. When two people can thank each other for their devotion everyday like what they did for each other on first date， love can forever be refreshed and energetic. On Lucy’s side， people with memory will ask for more than yesterday and bee critical of their partners day by day， while people without memory will feel grateful for their life and the people around them everyday.
In the movie， when one day Lucy decided to break up with Henry to let him rebuild his life by burning all their diaries and tapes， I cried for Henry’s broken heart. For her， it was just one day feeling. For him， it was long-term affection and connection. It was easier for her than him to give up their love. On Henry’s side， people with memory will always remember the past happiness and treasure it for the rest of their life， while people without memory will easily give up at the end of the same day.
What a ruthless feeling it is to end a relationship just after one minute thought. People with fragile mind would easily ruin a long-term relationship no matter what reason they have. The torture between Lucy and Henry tells us the fatal factor to do harm to intimacy between a couple is their fragile mind of balancing emotion and reason. Thus most of couple lose their trust for each other after experiencing this weakly testing broke-up.