Suddenly Seventeen

Suddenly Seventeen (2016)

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The movie stars Ni Ni and Wallace Huo as an engaged couple preparing for their upcoming marriage. The bride’s obsession for a perfect wedding puts a strain in their relationship and, unable to withstand her demands, the groom ultimately calls it quits and breaks up with her. In a heartbroken state, she carelessly ingests a magical item, which transports the 28-year-old’s mind back to when she was only seventeen years old. Then, read moreshe revisits her past and learns what it takes to love herself again.

  • Native title:

    28岁未成年
  • Also Known as:

    28-Year-Old Minor; 28 Sui Wei Cheng Nian

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DragonAlien
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Jan 31, 2017
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
This movie is typical romantic comedy. And yet at the same time it's not. I picked it up because of the leads whom I really love and I kinda liked the plot. I was expecting something fluffy, cute and already seen but honestly it was different. The core and essence of this movie is actually quite different than all the other romcoms I've seen.
Yes the main plot is about one couple read more who were together for so long that their relationship started to fall apart and at one moment the girl comes in possession of magical chocolate that brings her mind when she was 17 to 28 years old herself in the present time. And going like that back and forth she begins to realize her life, her mistakes, she starts to find her old self again and learns what was it that she lost along the way till this day. Whole movie is funny and very sweet, it brings many memories of our own past and it definitely makes you connect with the main girl. She is one beautiful woman who for the man she loves gave up her dreams, her own desires and her own self, she thought that acting that way will bring her marriage and happiness. And that's when Little Liang comes to the light, she awakes in Liang that young spirit, she brings her back her love for painting and drawing, she makes her feel alive and full of life again, to be more brave and relaxed, simply she makes her to learn to love herself and do what she really loves. And that was the strongest part of this movie, the main focus is only on her and her two personalities- young 17 years old Liang and unsatisfied lost 28 years old one. The way they start to interact with each other, in the beginning their bickering, misunderstandings, to the part where they finally accept and learn all the lessons becoming one. The guys were pretty good although I couldn't feel the chemistry with her boyfriend and I find that part of the movie weak- it simply wasn't explained how they feel in love with each other and till the end I think they weren't suited for each other. My heart has won the second lead or should I say the guy with whom Little Liang fell in love with. He was a typical rebel, riding a bike with living his life to the fullest but the one who awoke in her passion and love, they were totally great together. And when you add that Darren Wang was that second guy, well then it's logical that I rooted for him. ;)

The choice of the actors was also good, Ni Ni is one gorgeous goddess and she looks more beautiful by each day. She could really pass as a high school girl. Her acting was very believable and although she is older than Darren, their chemistry was so damn real and fantastic. Wallace as the lead guy was okay but in his typical wooden serious cool style and although in some other projects of his I liked him, here he definitely wasn't my choice nor the right choice for her. Despite that, it doesn't matter in the end because the main thing wasn't in men and relationships, it was in her, her mind and her heart.

" I'm proud of us"- this sentence simply engraved in my heart, the moment she said it, the way how two of them were portrayed and what they said to each other, it was very touching and realistic. As long as we have our own selves, as long as we think with our hearts and do the things we desire, as long as we don't lose ourselves along the way of growing up, we can make it, only then we can be truly happy, making our dreams come true and our lives into the life worth living for. This is the best message one movie can teach us. Despite that we may already know all that, still it means and makes us smile. It made me smile and I fully recommend it for watching.
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moonziyan
3 people found this review helpful
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Feb 14, 2017
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Time traveling is not a new concept in dramaland. In fact many of today's favorite dramas and movies involve time travelling....... to the point that some of us (me!) gets so sick of it.

Only one sentence got me watching this movie... it's "she revisits her past and learns what it takes to love herself again".

Really .... for those people who are depressed, on a slump, on the point of their read more life where they do not know what they are doing or on the point where none of your plans and visions work... take time to watch this movie.

As I said, time travelling is not a new concept, but what makes this movie unique is that only the mind of the main character travels back on time, forcing her seventeen years old self to live the life of her current 28 years old. Looks satisfying isn't it? to live your life when you're done studying, have your own job, and you do not have to worry about all the drama in your teens. But what if the current you isn't living the life you wanted? What if none of your "future" plans made it to your present? What would you do? This movie ventures on how a person can learn to love herself back despite of all the disappointments she made out of herself.

On the romance part...I do not really like what happens to her love life so no... I won't venture that part.

The acting was good especially the lead character. She was on point and it will really show the difference within the two "personas" just with her eyes. The rest of the cast were also good but nothing special of some sort.

I didn't pay that much attention to music with the the fuss going on...so no it does not make that much impact on me.

Overall, it's a must see movie.... especially to those who fits the criteria I mention above. If you don't meet the criteria.... ah who cares? I already said it's a must watch movie. So go... watch it!

I don't know if this count as a review and if it will ever help anyone decide... but oh well..!
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Thw beginning starts off the same in both movie and drama... couple in a 10-year relationship, girl expects a proposal but the guy is a workaholic and doesn't really want to get married. Time-travelly magic then happens which is where the drama and movie start differing from each other. Both have very good storylines.
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    Nana8 1 day ago - edited

    The synopsis is wrong .-. ... I really ejoyed this movie was fun to watch, it made me want to have some of that chocolate too and go back to my 17 year old mind so I could remember the things I used to be excited about haha

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    eoniii 8 days ago

    I can't believe I just discovered this actress. First time watching her but can't help but commend her acting skills.
    Wallace tho, him acting as a student, his wrinkles are now very much visible..
    Anyway, it's really a nice movie with a lesson. I like it. :)

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    Panda 9 days ago

    It started out really perfect and funny. Then it got weird weirder and weirdest, maybe the story couldnt handle a full 2 hours.
    Well darren wang is damn perfect and nini is hot as always

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    bluespring 16 days ago - edited

    Seems like a fun movie, but wow so repetitive. Sorry but I finished it by just skipping the movie half-way through

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    Polarizing 17 days ago
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    milo 25 days ago

    I want to like it, but I felt like the story was dragged. Maybe bec it only involves few people & similar results? Idk...

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    Belmani Mar 27, 2017

    aaaaaaaaa it was so funn i really liked it

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    Karin Mar 24, 2017

    This movie is not exactly a time travel movie like the drama that shares the same name. Liang Xia's stays in the same year. It is more like a selective memory loss from 18-28 years old when she takes the chocolate.

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    Karin Mar 24, 2017

    The above states that this movie is related to the drama remake. Apart from them sharing the same title, the content of both stories are not exactly the same except for the chocolate. Both stories are good and interesting.

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    Bongsookie Mar 23, 2017

    I never thought I'd be watching this movie but YouTube brought me here haha

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    CristinaIoana Mar 23, 2017 - edited

    Where can u watched it with Eng subs?

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    steph_ravita Mar 22, 2017
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    steph_ravita Mar 22, 2017

    Like most comments I've seen, this popped in my Recommended section on YouTube and I couldn't be happier. I went through a wild ride on this movie, switching between like and dislike for Little Liang vs Big Liang and Yan vs Mao. I was hooked and nervous approaching the ending which was so immensely satisfying and I'm pleased. Most of all, I love watching her journey of finding herself and being happy with her life.

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    labelladell Mar 21, 2017

    The description on here doesn't quite match the movie I watched. They weren't engaged and she wasn't planning a wedding. They just lived together

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    cherries Mar 21, 2017

    the main actress is gorgeous ♥

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  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Dec 9, 2016
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 47 min.

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    8.3 (scored by 536 users)
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