So Young

So Young (2013)

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Built on the melancholy theme “disappear with the wind,” the film will center around the trials and tribulations of youths as they struggle to find their way in this changing world. (A young girl pursues her childhood sweetheart, and finally gets into the college he went to, only to learn that he has left to study abroad. She makes new friends, becomes enemies with a cold but handsome man, and then falls read morefor him – but wait, there’s more! She graduates college, and years later, both men return to her life….)Directed by Zhao Wei.

  • Native title:

    致青春
  • Also Known as:

    To Our Eventually Lost Youth ; 致我们终将逝去的青春 ; Zhi Women Zhong Jiang Shiqu De Qingchun

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dramarian
7 people found this review helpful
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Jun 12, 2015
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
I remember including this in my PTW list for quite some time now just because it was one of the recommended movies in an MDL article. After learning this was Zhao Wei's directorial debut which also earned her the title as the most successful female director in China, I wanted to watch this film even more. The story was focused on the cast's youth or during their college days giving only a read more small portion of the film to the time when they all have become adults already. There were times when random story lines would enter and you'd get confused but what was beautiful here was the fact that everything eventually made sense in the end. The acting was good especially Mark Chao's and his role here became my favorite given that I've already watched some of his other works. There was nothing stellar about the music so I just gave it a passing score.

The movie could be dragging so I don't think I would rewatch it ever again. In addition, I wouldn't think that this would be that much of a huge box-office success if it weren't for the fact that it was Zhao Wei's directorial debut. However, I'm still happy that I was able to watch it because it was still well-crafted. I really have to say that China's really good at producing movies that more people should take notice of.
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mz4jun
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Jul 10, 2013
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Honestly, I watched this movie because it is Zhao Wei's directing debut. This kind of movie can either do a great job in portraying the story or just become a mediocre film. In this case, it is the former.

Story: Maybe because I myself is an university student, I can relate to the characters in the movie. This movie has all elements of youth, friendship, sisterhood, romance, ambition, fun, playfulness and so read more on. I am glad that the story focuses more on the younger time than the mature adults.

Acting: I would say it was well-cast. I heard that the female lead is a new actress, this being her first female lead role. But she did a really great job. Starring Mark Chao and Han Geng, there is nothing to ask for more although Han Geng's character has little to offer.

Music: I didn't find it great or bad.
Rewatch value: I don't really rewatch movies but it would be great to rewatch it after a few years.

Overall, this kind of movie takes an effort to start watching it, at least for me because it can be really boring sometimes. However, for this movie, it is a great movie worth watching, evidenced by its box-office figures.
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These two are both movies and I think there a sequel. Both about romance. Thumbs up
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Both movies are about Youth, friendship, young people falling in love and knowing themselves.
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    Lovely Mar 27, 2017
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    Mary28 Mar 22, 2017 - edited

    Is this Chao Mark's real voice cuz I just finished watching eternal love and just want to watch all of his shows.

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    silvermcv Feb 28, 2017

    I really liked this story. A touching movie about youth. The ending was fitting.

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    abracadabra Feb 26, 2017

    Really beautiful...

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    Belmani Feb 19, 2017

    Wow i really liked this movie! touching and mature, i recommend this to everyone.

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    xXxCo0ki3xXx Sep 26, 2016

    This movie teaches us that there are many forms of love... I'm so glad I watched it. It's definitely one of my favourite Chinese movies. It's hard to find movies like this.

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    erin Mar 28, 2016 - edited

    my cup of tea... some may find this boring tho.. if you turn out liking the movie then you would be left wanting for more as it is open-ended...

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    Rahma Jun 1, 2015

    it was a sweet movie, maybe the best chinese movie i ever watched ever though the ending was open and there are plenty of things i didnt understand.

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    PuchiFerret Feb 2, 2015

    I didn't really like that movie, I felt it was mediocre until I watched the end. The ending was nice and made me raise my rating.

    Still, I don't understand at all what was that crappy effects dreams at the start of the movie...

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    SungChungae Jan 13, 2015 - edited

    where do i find this movie? plz

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    coffeenlucia Oct 22, 2014

    Still the best Chinese movie I ever watched.

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    Meena_Drama_Fan Oct 6, 2014

    I gave extract 1 point because of the cast, spl Chao Mark acting was awesome.

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    shymimi12 Jul 15, 2014
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    abeechan Feb 14, 2014
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    Sayo Nov 23, 2013

    So beautiful. Loved it!

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  • Country:

    China
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Apr 26, 2013
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 10 min.

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