Narrated by ER
's Ming-Na, Sue Williams' portrait of young men and women negotiating China's new economic and cultural landscape is a real-life soap opera you can feel sophisticated for watching -- after all, it's really
about globalization, even if broken hearts and family dysfunction occupy center stage.
Williams' subjects, whom she followed from 2004 to 2007, are all under 40; many spent their childhoods shopping with ration coupons and all are trying to find a place in a China where cutthroat capitalism has replaced the Maoist doctrine of personal sacrifice for the greater good of society. Lu Dong and Ben Wu are so-called "returning turtles...