Lin Peng is a break-up artist in fiction…and real life?

“Guaranteed to prevent make-ups for ten years!”

It’s not enough to have a “Break-up guru?” We don’t know about box office figures yet, but upcoming movie The Break-up Artist 分手达人 will at least beat Yang Mi and Deng Chao’s movie to the screens, with a release date on June 6th. The movie uses “break-up” as its tagline, with a professional break-up artist who advertises “painless, ten-year guaranteed breakups” and reels in customers with her motto “Love, (then you’re) not fussy; No love, then break up!” Starring Fan Youchen (Van Fan) as the leading male, alongside Lin Peng as the female lead. The movie is produced by Jackie Chan.

Lin Peng’s character is the head of a break-up corporation in the film. She has also, in real life, started a sort of break-up corporation. She noted that “My company’s main enterprise is to safe-keep lovers’ mementos, and and also some of those unforgettable love stories. (1)” (Unsure how close her real company is to her fictional company, but you can still find a few more stills below the cut).  Continue reading