Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
When a writer and his wife (Feng Gong and (Zhang Lu) move into an established apartment block, they are quickly labelled as "the intellectuals" by the other tenants. Gradually, they get to know their neighbors. One fellow is out to try and get rich quick, and is full of shaky schemes for accomplishing this. Another man lives with his daughter; he is a loyal Party member, and is having a hard time keeping up with social changes in China. Another tenant is a policeman, here shown to be quite a nice fellow. In this slice-of-life comedy/drama, the humor comes from real everyday situations.