整部电影描述了动作、剧本、导演、服装和周边的平衡。常春藤的美丽之处在于人物的简洁。它给人的感觉是这个故事是属于我们这样的普通人的。电影或人物中的任何东西似乎都不现实或夸张。“如果你在写作中做你的工作，那么电影就快完成了。”！保罗·托马斯·安德森说，岸西就是这样给陈可辛的。虽然他有一个令人难以置信的脚本，但使它贯穿所有工作本身就是一个挑战。他的专注力和决心使这部电影达到了它所取得的伟大成就。彼得获得香港电影金像奖和香港电影评论学会奖最佳方向1997。列昂和玛姬把他们最好的努力给成功岸西的剧本和彼得的方向，没有它是不可能去成功的标志的缩影。玛姬在两年后表现了她的外貌，她在1994扮演了最后一个角色，列昂已经拥有迷人的个性，吸引了很多观众。两人都表现得非常出色，他们的角色完全表现出两个性格不同的大陆人之间的区别。最好的表演是演员们感觉到角色而不是模仿，这就是张可颐和Leon Lai所做的。他们沉迷于Li Qiao和咸俊的人物，麦琪和魅力，列昂的美消失了，观众只能看到来自中国大陆的两。张可颐在香港电影金像奖1997最佳女演员奖、香港电影评论家奖和1997台湾金马奖1997。Leon Lai被提名为最佳男演员在香港电影金像奖1997。虽然主流的男女演员不允许观众的注意力集中，但是边演员的努力还是值得欣赏的。杨恭如和曾志伟扮演的角色非常好，很现实。凭借最佳导演、剧本、演员、服装设计、摄影和剪辑，这部电影理应得到浪漫主义和戏剧界的认可。这是一个故事的真实人物的感情，应该是香港的骄傲。
The whole movie depicted a balance in acting, script, direction, costumes and every peripheral. The beauty of Ivy Ho’s script lies in simplicity of the characters. It gave a feeling that the story belongs to common people like us. Nothing in the movie or in characters seems unrealistic or exaggerated. “If you do your job in the writing then the movie is almost done!” said Paul Thomas Anderson, and that is what Ivy Ho gave to Peter Chan. Though he got an incredible script but making it work all through is itself a challenge. His concentration and determination carried the movie to the greatness it achieved. Peter received Hong Kong Film Award and Hong Kong Film Critic Society Award for best direction in 1997. Leon and Maggie put best of their efforts to give success to Ivy Ho’s script and Peter’s direction, without which it was among impossibilities to mark the epitome of success. Maggie showed her appearance almost after two years, who played her last role in 1994 and Leon already possess charming personality traits that attracted whole lot of viewers. Both played amazingly well that their characters completely showed a distinction between two different natured mainlanders. The best of acting comes when actors feel the character instead of imitating, that’s what Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai did. They indulged themselves in characters of Li Qiao and Xian Jun that the beauty of Maggie and charm of Leon disappeared and the audience can only perceive two mainlanders from China. Maggie Cheung was given Best Actress Award in Hong Kong Film Awards 1997, Hong Kong Fil Critics Award 1997 and Taiwan Golden Horse Awards 1997. Leon Lai was nominated for Best Actor in Hong Kong Film Award 1997. Though the mainstream actor and actress did not allowed the focus of viewers to swing but the efforts of side actors is worth appreciating. Kristy Yeung and Eric Tsang played their roles extremely well and realistic. With the best of direction, script, actors and actresses, costume designs, cinematography and editing, the movie deserved the recognition it received in the genre of romance and drama. It’s a story of affection with real characters that Hong Kong should be proud of.