The film features a girl who moves to the city to discover love, blogging and Starbucks. In some shots, the mermaid from the Starbucks logo gets as much face-time as the movie's big draw, Huang Xiao Ming, a pop star who is sometimes called China's Justin Timberlake. But "A Sunny Day" is no infomercial. Huang's character is a struggling musician who falls for big-hearted Sunny, who is trying to get over the death of a boyfriend.
Shanghai's 12-year-old underground has a network of 4,000 flat-screen monitors designed as an emergency broadcasting network. But mostly, the screens show information -- from train arrival times to short clips of soccer highlights, runway models and advertising.